Born in the Netherlands, Huihan started to ask questions about his Indonesian-Chinese ancestry & heritage. Knowing nothing about the language or culture, he moved to China 18 years ago to find out more about his roots and experience life working & living in China. In the process, he found many others on the same journey and so he founded My China Roots to help other Overseas Chinese reconnect with their roots & families.
Born to English speaking parents, Lee Kuan Yew never grasped Chinese and felt it to be a source of humiliation and inadequacy. Despite being educated in the UK and forcing Singapore to use English as a common language, he later in life decided that Mandarin was important. Not only because of the rise of China, but to understand his roots and reclaim his heritage.