The Taiping Hokkien Association building is one of the more beautiful buildings in the city. The design of the building is similar to that of a city block that consists of 5 townhouses. The building was constructed in 1928, and has very prominent art-deco styling, with a large portico stretching the width of the building.
The Hokkien community in Taiping were originally from the province of Fujian in China, and were the third-largest group of immigrants plying the tin mines here. The Hokkien Association in Taiping itself was said to be formed in 1904. The Hokkien Association’s first president, Ng Boo Bee, donated the land the building stands on in 1918. In 1928, the second president, Lim San Kip completed the construction of the association’s clan-hall, or “kongsi”.
Today, the building is still very much in use and is frequently used to hold events. The interior of the ground floor is a large hall with a stage, perfect for speaking and theatre events.