Sunday, July 20, 2008

Khoo Kongsi

The Khoo Kongsi is a clan association of the Leong San Tong (Dragon Mountain Hall) clan, whose forefathers came from Sin Kang clan village in Hokkien province. The Khoos were among the wealthy traders of 17th century Malacca and early Penang.
In the 19th century, the clan complex resembled a miniature clan village, with its own self-government as well as educational, financial, welfare and social organisations.
The clan temple was built in 1906 when the Khoo clan was at the height of wealth and eminence in Penang society.

The entrance of the Khoo Kongsi is so dark but interesting. I can't imagine the temple is just inside this street.

The ornament, decoration and the amazing stone carving. Everything is just perfect.

Besides that, the mural on the walls represent the ancient chinese's life style.

Some of the detailing in the temple.


phingy said...

LOL hi, thanks for visiting my blog.

khoo kongsi ey? when i was younger i used to go to khoo kongsi every weekend cos my grandma used to live in those pre-war houses, in the khoo kongsi area.

it wasnt well maintained that time and hardly anybody bothered with the building.

good to see that the thing looks good now.

but there is a need to pay to get in!

Wallace Tan said...

ya...RM5..thx 4 visiting my blog