Travel: Khoo Kongsi (邱公司) @ Penang

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Khoo Kongsi (邱公司) is a mark of the dominant presence of Chinese in Penang and it is the grandest clan temple in Malaysia. It is well known worldwide for its extensive lineage that can be traced back 650 years, as well as its closely-knit and defensive congregation of buildings and a magnificent clanhouse. There are three entrances that you can use to reach there; Cannon Street, Beach Street and Armenian Street.

Khoo Kongsi (邱公司) Penang

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Reached Lebuh Cannon


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Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi
Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi
Leong San Tong at Khoo Kongsi, an administrative building with a meeting hall and offices
Leong San Tong at Khoo Kongsi, an administrative building with a meeting hall and offices
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Step in here to learn more about the history of Khoo clan


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The lifestyle of their people.
You think this is a drawing? No! It’s real! 3D!


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Anna & The King was filmed here! *proud Malaysian*


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You can sit here while watching the documentary film shown on the TV


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Leong San Tong taken from a photo on the wall


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The Opera House taken from a photo on the wall


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The Genealogical Chart of Khoo Kongsi


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The area for deity worshipping


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Collection of ancestral plaques


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The real Opera House

18 Cannon Square,
10200 Penang

Tel: +604-261 4609

Opening Hours: Daily, including Sundays and Public Holidays: 9 am to 5 pm

Entrance fee: RM 10 per person

If you have limited time, I’d recommend you to visit Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion though. Trust me, it’s more worth it.

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  1. ChrisAu says:

    Its great that they preserved the site!

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Yeah besides Melaka, Penang has the most tourist attractions and cultural buildings!

  2. suituapui says:

    Been to Penang so many times but never been here. Must try to visit some of the places of interest sometime instead of just indulging in the food…food…and more food!

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      LOL! After food, you still have time to wait for your next meal right?
      Then you can go walk walk at these historical places first 😀

  3. Smitten ByFood says:

    My dad is from Penang and I've nv heard of this place…. malu lah.

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      The next time you balik kampung, you gotta visit this!

  4. Johor Kaki says:

    wow this is so beautiful! Thanks Charmaine. You inspired me to do a similar post on Johor Bahru's century old Chinese Temple. Thanks!

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Glad I gave you inspiration! 😀

  5. Simple Person says:

    there have lots of kongsi in Pg…

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Yeah but this is the largest 🙂

  6. Shirley Tay says:

    Nice tourist attraction! Maybe it's time to visit Penang again 🙂

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Yay! Do let me know, I'll recommend some good food to you 🙂

  7. Twilight Man says:

    That's my hometown and I used to visit that place since a kid when it was free entrance. I think the Opera House's stage has been refurbished. Long ago there was no museum beneath and it was quite boring then.

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Oh… but the Opera House now is also for display purpose only

  8. Hilda Milda™ says:

    I never knew there is such historical place is Penang, will surely visit it if I visit Penang (: Love learning more about our own county historical places like this!

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      True babe! It can widen our knowledge 😀

  9. Aki says:

    Ha ha ha.. been to penang twice ody but still doesn't finish all of these things.. not even finish the Georgetown.. ha ha ha.. next time then.. And this one, still haven't go, padahal so many times lalu lalang there ody.. Just behind the Kapitan Curry House rite?? 😀

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      Erm not sure where is Kapitan Curry House wor :/

  10. Eunice says:

    not bad eh…so nice…this place..i always go eat oni laa..haha!!!

  11. Xue Ren says:

    woots!! wish to travel there one day! 🙂

  12. MichLeong says:

    Nice historical place, must go and look around (besides eating! lol) the next time I'm in Penang.

  13. missyblurkit says:

    the last i stepped in was 26 years ago. place looks better now though.

    1. Charmaine Pua says:

      LOL really? I remembered it was quite hit back then

  14. Ken says:

    LOL, despite the fact that i'm a penangite and i'm still staying in penang until now, i've never went to Khoo Kong Si before, nor i've been to any museums 😛

  15. Henry Tan says:

    LOL! wow i stay in peanng but i also never go there before. hahaha

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