Char Yong (Dabu) Association was founded in 1858 by descendents from Dabu, Guangdong, China. It is one of the oldest Chinese associations in Singapore.
The Char Yong building was officially opened in 2002 by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The names of its founding members are inscribed on the original stone tablets on the ground level back wall.
The Char Yong Heritage Hall is housed here, as well as the Char Yong Gallery and Hakka Culture Study Room on the seventh floor, and the Dabu gallery on the eighth floor.