Chu-Yu Soong

Friendly, pudgy local businessman


An ample gentleman, now in his late 60s, he has been a fixture of Independence from the late 1960s when he set up a small factory producing Oriental knick-knacks. From his small beginnings then, to the current day, Mr Soong has presented a jovial and friendly face to the town, often becoming involved in local events and donating generously to local projects.

With his factory came a boom in the local Chinese population, and Mr Soong remains popular amongst both Chinese and non-Chinese communities.


Chu-Yu Soong

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