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1924 - Bian Chiang Bank established in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Bian Chiang Bank was established in Kuching by Wee Kheng Chiang in 1924. In its early days, the bank's activities were mainly related to business financing and the issuance of bills of exchange.

The prominent Wee family soon became famous as founding members of the United Overseas Bank (UOB) in Singapore in 1971.