Launching of Chinese book

Launching of Chinese book at the KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall on 9-9-2011.

Cheque presentation by both authors

Cheque presentation by both authors, Joshua Wong (second from left) and Tan Ean Nee (third from right) to the Sungai Buloh Settlement Council's members.


How We Started

The idea of an online museum was formed during the launching of a book entitled The Way Home (Chinese Edition) which was written by two former TV producers, Tan Ean Nee and Joshua Wong. At the launch, both authors publicly announced that after deducting operating costs, all proceeds from the sale would go towards the Sungai Buloh community museum fund.

However, when the Malaysian Health Ministry announced that the government would take over the community museum project, the authors held a meeting with the Sungai Buloh Council committee on 21 February 2012 and proposed that they use the proceeds to establish an online museum website instead. The website would be used to publicize the resident' oral history and relics and preserve the collective memory of the Sungai Buloh community. All members of the Sungai Buloh Council agreed to it.

In October 2011, co-author Tan Ean Nee formed a Sungai Buloh Oral History task force (team members: Lim Mei Kim and Linda Wong Ching Kiat) and invited well-wishers and other professionals to join in the project of preserving the history of the Sungai Buloh community. Over the past two years, the team has interviewed more than 50 resident and collected their old photos and personal relics. They have digitalized all the gathered historical data and material to make the website project a success.

In order to give back to the Sungai Buloh community, on 11 September 2012, co-author Joshua Wong officially presented a cheque for the amount of RM 15,031.45 to the Sungai Buloh Settlement Council for their welfare fund. Half of this amount was officially transferred to Care & Share Circle, a sole proprietorship company owned by co-author Tan Ean Nee, who used the money to continue with this online museum project.