Part 5 of my trip to Penang with my family, we went to the Khoo Kongsi 邱公司 – a large Chinese clanhouse with elaborate and highly ornamented architecture, a mark of the dominant presence of the Chinese in Penang. The famous Khoo Kongsi is the grandest clan temple in the country and one of the city’s major historic attraction.
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 Straits Chinese traders of 17th century Malacca and early Penang.The clan temple was built in 1906 when the Khoo clan was at the height of wealth and eminence in Penang society.
My Itinerary to Penang was: our itinerary: Air Itam (laksa, muar chee(Link) and Kek Lok Si temple (Link)) -> Clan Jetties Weld Quay (sunrise) Link -> George Town/City (Khoo Kongsi, Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Cheong Fat Tze Mansion), so tune in for further posts and check out the previous posts