Chung Ling: Tolling to Inspire the Young

loading Chung Ling High School in Kampung Baru.

Chung Ling High School celebrates its centennial in February 2017. Penang Monthly looks at its illustrious history.

When on the topic of secondary level education in Penang, one school’s name crops up without fail: Chung Ling High School. Hailed as one of the state’s top performing high schools, it celebrates the 100th anniversary of its founding next February.

Its history goes back to the formation of the Penang Philomatic Union in 1908. Founded as one of the many Kuomintang branches in Malaya for gathering support among overseas Chinese, the need for education among the local Chinese inspired five of its members – Tan Sin Cheng, Khoo Beng Cheang, Chee Yong Aik, Lim Joo Teik and Khaw Seng Lee – to establish a school.1 On February 9, 1917, Chung Ling School was born.

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