Gan Heritage Centre seek to honour and preserve the rich heritage of the Gan Clan; to celebrate the historic and cultural significance of the Gan ancestry; to connect the younger generation to their genealogical roots; and last but not least, to uphold the clanship spirit and promote its relevance in a modern, changing world.
A comprehensive clan archive, the Centre presents an illustration and documentation of the story of the Gan Clan from the etymological origins of the Gan surname to its present status. Above all, Gan Heritage Centre is a living museum that encourages interaction with its visitors, particularly the younger audience in quest of their ancestral roots and cultural identity.
We welcome you to embark on a journey marked by milestones, discoveries and inspiring finds, a journey like no other, a journey that all began with 颜.
A beacon of inspiration, the early ancestors of the Gans were prominent figures in the history of China. Their life stories and achievements are a legacy to be cherished. What have an ancient king and the mother of a revered Sage have in common with Gans in the later generations?
The migration of the Gans to Nanyang opened a new chapter that saw the established of Gan Clan Singapore and other Gan clans in South-East Asia and beyond. The Clan's growth was a remarkable journey marked by milestones that have impacted the nation's history. What are some of the key milestones?
Looking To The Future
Dating back to more than 2,500 years, the Gan Clan presently spans across 80 generations. Today there are 6 million Gans worldwide. While evolving with changing times, the singular Clan spirit unifies the Gans and keeps their heritage alive. What does the future beckon for the Gans?
Google Cultural Platform: https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/partner/gan-heritage-centre
Children's Season 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJLVw7yYd7w
Singapore Heritage Festival 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF1Kutrf3IM