Homage to Sun Yat Sen

British shoe designer Beatrix Ong is better known for becoming head of Jimmy Choo Couture at 22 years old, but she is also Dr Sun Yat Sen's great-grand-niece.

Her prestigious family tree was just one of those things she never thought about, says Ong, 43, an independent designer who refers to the first president of the Republic of China as Dr Sun.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 09, 2019, with the headline 'Homage to Sun Yat Sen'. Print Edition | Subscribe