The Truth About Youth Hostels

September 29th, 2005

In August 1909 the German teacher Richard Schirrmann had been caught in a violent thunderstorm on an eight day migration with his pupils and found accommodation in a barn by a farmer.

While the pupils were sleeping, Schirrmann was laying awake the whole night.

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Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

September 18th, 2005

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion was the favourite home of Cheong Fatt Tze (1840-1916), a rags to riches Hakka entrepreneur who become a powerful Nanyang industrialist, a Ching dynasty consul-general representing the Overseas Chinese and a first class mandarin.

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