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Chung Thye Phin

Kapitan Chung, Thye Phin (Chinese: 鄭大平), MSC, JP (1879–1935) was a wealthy Malayan tin miner and rubber planter of Hakka ancestry who was raised on the island of Penang in the state of the same name in Malaysia, known at that time as British Malaya. He pioneered the cultivation of Roselle for the production of Roselle fibre rope and twine, his initial effort including the Sweet Kamiri Estate in Sungei Siput. He was a member of the Perak Advisory Board and the last Kapitan China of Perak and Malaya. At the time of his death he was said to have been the wealthiest man in Penang. There was a big turnout at his funeral in Penang (7 April 1935) including many prominent personalities from the Federated Malay States and the Straits Settlements and the funeral procession was a quarter of a mile long.

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Architecture Of Penang - Chinese Influence
... Towkay Chung Thye Phin, last Kapitan China of Penang and Perak, was responsible for two exceptional pieces of architecture ... The first was the fabled Chung Thye Phin Mansion where Gurney Drive meets Northam Road (No 2 Kelawai Road) ... On another part of the island, Chung designed Relau Villa, his holiday resort ...
St. Xavier's Institution - Notable Alumni
... Court judge and Commissioner of Law Revision and Law Reform Kapitan Chung Thye Phin - son of Kapitan Chung Keng Quee and last Kapitan China of Perak (Jalan ... Gan Ngoh Bee a contemporary of Chung Thye Phin Queen's Scholar (1902) Tan Seng Suan, B.A ...