Swie Ling is the son of Liem Seeng Tee and Tjiang Nio and he narrates this portion of the Family’s story beginning with their golden years. Then WWII brought the Japanese occupation of Indonesia and all, except for a few jewels, was lost. Turbulent political times surrounded Swie Ling throughout his life, but he persevered and solved each problem he encountered—eventually saving Sampoerna’s legacy.
The Twin Tree Series will be comprised of five books with a reading level suitable for ages 4 to 6. This series was inspired by the popularity of The Sampoerna Legacy: A Family & Business History (2007). Its success proved that the Family’s history, values, traditions, and positive messages had universal appeal for children and adults of all ages.
Dear Ms. Sampoerna,
I am writing to thank you for your generous donation to the Barbara Bush Foundation. Your family story is a powerful one for us to share with our family literacy programs in the U.S., and we love the opportunity of being able to read them over and over to parents and children.
Your generosity means the world to us and our programs.
Thank you for reaching out to us.
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy