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Sending the thoughts of the homeland back home. Kinmen


Kinmen is the famous hometown of many Southeast Asian Overseas Chinese.In the late 19th and early 20th century many Kinmen businessmen went to Southeast Asia for business and made a fortune.They would wire the money back home to Kinmen to build schools or other Western style buildings.Huang Huei-huang's old residence, the Teh Yueh Building, is the most famous of its kind in Kinmen.There are many gun forts left in the Chien Shui Tou village today, showing that pirates were a threat to Kinmen in the early days.


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