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In the early 1900s, a young Chinese sojourner Chung Khin Seong (1888 – 1957) from Tam Tong, Guangdong, came to Malaya to seek his fortune. His story was typical of the many immigrants who had come mainly from Fujian and Guangdong, two southern provinces in China: they came as sojourners, working as traders or miners, hoping one day to return home. Many did not return and they were later to be joined by their spouses and family members from China. Today the majority of the Chinese population, descendants of the early immigrants, are concentrated in the urban areas on the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia.

In the mid-1930s, after having made their fortune, the Chung clan bought over two 1920s colonial houses, numbers 7 and 9, which now make up the present Anggun Boutique Hotel. Here was where the family members gathered each year to celebrate Chinese New Year. House number 9 still holds fond memories for the descendants as it had been the nucleus of the extended family of the clan until it was sold off in 1974.