Friday, October 09, 2015

In the beginning.........the KWAN family.

the KWAN family in Singapore originated from Shuntak in Guangdong province, China.  Kwan Siew Fong together with his elder brother Siew Chai came to Singapore in the 1920s to seek their fortunes.  they lived in the Chinatown area and eventually became glass merchants in the Tanjong Pagar area dealing with mirrors, glass frames and windows.  the building for this business at 104 Tg Pagar rd is still there and is used as an office.  the old winding Tg Pagar rd has undegone quite a transformation with lots of new restaurants, shops and offices.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Cruise to Alaska and Rockies Tour

I cruised to Alaska for a week with my wife, Celeste, daughter Shu Ying and 5 of Celeste's family from Singapore this August. We visited Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan in Alaska, and saw the Hubbard Glacier. We then took a 4 day trip to the Rockies. Enjoy the pictures!

All of us at Porteau Cove.

Welcome to Juneau!

Celeste with some Alaskan wild flowers.

Alaskan Ulu knives on display at a shop in Juneau

Canadian-US border in Skagway. There was a lack of border security.

Celeste, Celeste's mother and I with the mountains of Skagway in the background, site of the Klondike goldrush.

Hubbard glacier.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Granville Island.

When my daughter visited during Christmas and New Year's, we made a trip to Granville Island. Here are some pictures of Granville Island and the New Year's celebration at my house and then my niece's place. Enjoy!

Sunset at Granville Island

The public market

New Year's at my niece's, Sara Yip

New Year's party at my house. My daughter Shu Ying, and Celeste.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

House in Vancouver

Front of the house.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!! to everyone! May the new year bring everyone much peace and joy.
Here's a picture of my family in Pittsburgh. For more pictures of the house in Vancouver, my daughter created a powerpoint presentation (31Mb) for your viewing pleasure. To be downloaded at