Since then, I had another yearning; to trace the family roots which I had not done in the first trip. My uncle Poh Thiam who had not been there before had asked me if I could organise another trip 2 years ago. My other siblings were also keen to make the trip. And so, after talking about it for more than a year, I managed to get things organised. I had booked the MAS ticket from 26.6.12 to 30.6.12 for my parents, Uncle Poh Thiam and wife Yek Lian, and Uncle Tan Choon Chee, who is my fathers cousin. My brother KC and sister Lilian would join us from the states. Another brother Stephen who is working in China but took time off for a week in NZ would fly in from there to join us.
In no time, we were walking along the road passing through houses built haphazardly as in all villages.
In his Jiapu, GF had the rudimentary description of the location as follows:
House Name : Eng Chin Tong, Village : Pang Sua Tao, ( Hong San Village )
Location : Ber Sua ( last hill ), Sitting Direction North East, Facing Direction : South West.
I had used the facebook "Check In" for the exact location in the GPS and the cordinate reading is
Above, my father and brothers, Stephen and KC and below, Lilian inside Eng Chin Tong. It had been left vacant since 1919, almost a 100 years by now and is in a delapidated condition.
QINGJING MOSQUE, TUMEN STREET, QUANZHOU.