When a young Yeap Chor Ee arrived in the Straits Settlements in the late nineteenth century, one of several thousand unknown and penniless immigrants from southern China, little did he realise that his legacy would be remembered by generations of Malaysians and Singaporeans long after his demise.
More than a rags-to-riches story, this is the fascinating inside story of the banking business Yeap founded in 1918. Ban Hin Lee Bank was Penang's first homegrown bank and grew to impressive heights with branches all around Malaysia and in Singapore, ultimately merging with Southern Bank in 2000.
'a wonderful record of the story of a family bank in Malaysian banking'.
Tan Sri Andrew Sheng, Distinguished Fellow, Asia Global Institute, The University of Hong Kong
Genre: Non-fiction, history
Hardcover with dustjacket