Zhuhai is a cradle for people of excellence. Born in Meixi Village, Qianshan Town, Zhuhai, Chen Fang led quite a legendary life. He traveled far across the sea to Honolulu, Hawaii at a young age and later became the first millionaire there.
Chen Fang was known in business circles as the “Business Giant”. He married a local princess of mixed blood named Julia, who gave birth to 12 daughters & 4 sons. Due to the fact that his children had mixed blood from China, Great Britain & Hawaii, Chen Fang built a luxurious villa on the island combining the art styles from these three countries. From the end of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century, this villa has been a must for tourists visiting Honolulu. In 1881, Chen Fang was appointed by the Qing Government as China's first Consul General to Hawaii,ln 1890, Chen Fang sold off his property and returned to his motherland where he built another villa similar to the one in Honolulu.