Sonny Ong

Sonny Ong

“I would, I mean, hope that the next generation of Chinese who are born overseas don’t forget their roots and try to keep in touch with their culture. If possible, learn the language, so that they can read and write.”


Sonny Ong
Retired Surveyor

Origin - Malaysia


Mr. Sonny Ong arrived in the UK as a youth in 1974 and stayed in this country for 37 years. During this period of time, he became the UK’s first Chinese property surveyor, and his contributions have led to the great development of Chinatown. As a firm believer in the perseverance of culture and history, Sonny is keen on keeping the culture within his family. During his vacations, he brings his children to Asia. The purpose of this is to instill Asian values in his children. Sonny recognizes the need to be a caring parent, and his relationship with his children is an amiable one. Sonny has great passion towards Chinese culture despite having received an English education in his youth. Nevertheless, one of his aspirations for the future generations is that they should never forget their roots no matter where they are.