Yeap Chor Ee Statue, with Homestead in the background (21 December, 2009)
The Yeap Chor Ee Statue is a copper statue within the ground of the main campus of the Wawasan Open University at Homestead, George Town, Penang. The statue commemorates the Chinese Towkay Yeap Chor Ee (1867-1952), who arrived in Malaya penniless, but through his indefatigable energy and business acumen, became one of the richest and most successful man in Penang during his lifetime.
The statue of Yeap Chor Ee is 2.5 meters in height, and depicts Towkay Yeap Chor Ee in his traditional Chinese attire. The statue was unveiled to the public on 28 November, 2007, in a ceremony attended by the Yeap clan headed by Dato' Seri Stephen Yeap.
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