Jackie Chan to donate collection of historical Chinese houses to university

February 14th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): Actor Jackie Chan is set to donate his collection of historical Chinese houses, said to be worth 67 million dollars, to a new university in Singapore.

Chan, 54, owns seven wooden homes, which date back to the country’’s Ming and Qing dynasties, and also has a decorative performing stage.

The whole collection is currently housed at a Hong Kong warehouse.

The martial arts expert is making the donation to the educational establishment, which is due to open in 2010, with hopes that the structures will be appreciated by students for many years to come.

He loves Singapore. He thinks it’’s the best place to donate his houses to provide education and let the people appreciate them, Contactmusic quoted Chan’’s property manager Simon Kwan as saying.

The country’’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, George Yeo, added: I am very excited about the offer as it comes at a time when we are actively exploring a tie-up between our new university and a leading Chinese university. The Chinese houses would be a wonderful symbol of this proposed partnership. (ANI)

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