The Sun Rises on Jit Sin

By Pan Yi Chieh

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Jit Sin Independent School.
Jit Sin High School celebrates its centennial in March. Penang Monthly explores the beginnings of one of the greatest educational establishments in Penang and Malaysia.It was not until the nineteenth century that the northern part of Bukit Mertajam was gradually dominated by Fui Chiu Hakka settlers making a living planting pepper, cloves and fruits.1 They travelled daily to town to sell their produce at the compound of the Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple, which was constructed in 1886 through the...

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Pan Yi Chieh

is a research analyst at Penang Institute who was born in Taiwan but now lives in Penang. She is proud to be nurtured by the two beautiful islands she regards as home.