Ban Chuan was founded in 1950s by Mr Yap Ban Seong (PJK, AMN, KMN) as a groceries store in the town of Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia.
Mr Yap Ban Seong was also a philanthropist besides a success businessman. He was contributing to Jit Sin School, a famous school in Bukit Mertajam, for over his career life. Mr Yap Ban Seong was from China and never has a chance in education but he believed in education will enrich and make the community better.
In late of Mr Yap Ban Seong, Ban Chuan and his family have developed an education funds to Jit Sin School to assist students in need to complete their studies. These funds have been continued by Ban Chuan Trading since 1980’s until today which the funds had helped a lot of Jit Sin Students for more than 30 years and still counting.