At present, five organizations have been nominated to recognize the Fifth Batch of Kunlunguan battle site museums, Longyan City. Aw Boon Haw Museum is one of the selected nominations.
Aw Boon Haw Museum is situated in the Zhongchuan, Yongding, Fujian. In 1983, after the State implemented the policy of returning family property to the Aw family, the Aw Boon Haw Foundation sponsored secondary funding to renovate the Haw Par Mansion. In September 1994, it was formally opened into Aw Boon Haw Museum. In the same year, Miss Sally Aw Sian, representing the Aw family, donated the Yongding Aw Boon Haw Museum to the Yongding County People’s Government. The Museum has become an educational base to disseminate Chinese culture – a good story of China – and to carry forward the spirit of overseas Chinese patriotism.
The “Chinese overseas Chinese international cultural exchange base” is the main body overseeing “The China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese” wi...
Yongding Overseas Chinese Hospital is located in the famous Overseas Chinese area, Xia Yang, Yongding, Fujian. As the Overseas Chinese hospital was gradually aging, with old facilities, the original premises were more and more unable to meet the needs of patients in need of medical treatment. To improve the medical conditions of local people, the Aw Boon Haw Foundation, in 2012, donated RMB10M towards the re-construction of the new building named Aw Boon Haw Building of Xia Yang Overseas Chinese Hospital. After a period of five years, its redevelopment was completed in mid-2017. With the operation of the Aw Boon Haw Building and the outpatient building with new facilities, the medical service capabilities have been improved and the patient beds have also been increased, which benefits 150,000 people in the Jinfeng Area.
The Foundation donated RMB500,000 towards the construction of the Memorial Hall for Early Hakka History (1500 square meters). The project began in September 2009 and was completed in December 2013. The Hall tells the story how people in Central China moved to South China, later called Hakka People.
With the goal of “revitalisation” that falls under the Historic Buildings through Partnership Scheme (Revitalisation Scheme) of the Commissioner of the Heritage’s Office, Development Bureau, the “Haw Par Music Farm” (HPMF) is a unique place and platform that envisions serving two purposes:
(a) Conservation. The restoration of the historic Haw Par Mansion, built in the Chinese Eclectic style, which also features Western spatial planning and construction methods with an adoption of traditional Chinese architectural elements in its appearance, is to be conserved as a heritage landmark with selective original artifacts on display. The Mansion is to be open for public and tourists’ enjoyment; and
(b) Development. The re-adaptive use of the building will house vibrant, enriched Chinese and Western music learning and related programs that cater to various sectors of the people of Hong Kong. It seeks to provide a culturally enriching environment through integ...
Haw Par Music Foundation Limited is a not-for-profit educational organisation formed in 2013. We envision to serve a dual purpose: to provide a cultural environment for the people of Hong Kong to study Western and Chinese music and to conserve the unique Haw Par Mansion as a heritage landmark open to the public.
Under the HKSAR Government’s Revitalising Historic Buildings through Partnership Scheme, the three-storey Haw Par Mansion, a historic building in 1930s eclectic architectural style, will be revitalised to become the main site of Haw Par Music Farm, a proposed music and social initiative, opening in 2018. While the fully revitalised building will only be ready in 2018, HPMF will develop a series of inspiring programs commencing from 2014.
Aw Boon Haw Foundation allocated HK$30M for the revitalization project.