Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi

This is actually more of a photo-post. [tag]Khoo Kongsi[/tag] is one of the Five Big Clans in Penang. The other 4 being Cheah, Yeap, Tan and Lim Kongsi. I wouldn’t have got the opportunity to visit this historical building if not for the Street Festival held last Saturday.

[tag]Leong San Tong[/tag] Khoo Kongsi, or Khoo Kongsi for short, is one of the most distinctive Chinese clan associations 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.

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Looking majestic in daylight. It may appear small because I resized the photo but in real it is as big as a double storey house. Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi is accessible from Armenian Street, Beach Street and Cannon Street as seen in the panoramic view.

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One of the stone lions guarding Leong San Tong. The lions are a pair, one male and another female.

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Opera stage. It is usually used to stage performances during Chinese New Year in the past and current.

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This was the Administrative building. Shophouses are also situated along the building.

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Observe the magnificient roof designs.

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The building turns into a golden palace when night comes. From what I read in other websites, the clan house was razed by fire once and rebuilt in 4 years. The reason behind the fire was due to its resemblance to the Emperor’s palace. Come to think about it, it does look like a palace, just smaller in size.

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Truly one of the places you must visit in [tag]Penang[/tag]. If you are interested, do visit Kazuo’s photo gallery for more photos.

Opening hours

9.00am to 5.00pm – Mondays to Fridays
9.00am to 1.00pm – Saturdays

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This is actually more of a photo-post. [tag]Khoo Kongsi[/tag] is one of the Five Big Clans in Penang. The other 4 being Cheah, Yeap, Tan and Lim Kongsi. I wouldn’t have got the opportunity to visit this historical building if not for the Street Festival held last Saturday.

[tag]Leong San Tong[/tag] Khoo Kongsi, or Khoo Kongsi for short, is one of the most distinctive Chinese clan associations 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.

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Looking majestic in daylight. It may appear small because I resized the photo but in real it is as big as a double storey house. Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi is accessible from Armenian Street, Beach Street and Cannon Street as seen in the panoramic view.

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One of the stone lions guarding Leong San Tong. The lions are a pair, one male and another female.

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Opera stage. It is usually used to stage performances during Chinese New Year in the past and current.

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This was the Administrative building. Shophouses are also situated along the building.

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Observe the magnificient roof designs.

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The building turns into a golden palace when night comes. From what I read in other websites, the clan house was razed by fire once and rebuilt in 4 years. The reason behind the fire was due to its resemblance to the Emperor’s palace. Come to think about it, it does look like a palace, just smaller in size.

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Truly one of the places you must visit in [tag]Penang[/tag]. If you are interested, do visit Kazuo’s photo gallery for more photos.

Opening hours

9.00am to 5.00pm – Mondays to Fridays
9.00am to 1.00pm – Saturdays

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9 Comments on “Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi

  1. liling

    Great shots of the kongsi. Do you happen to know where Seh Tan court is? I believe it’s the Tan kongsi. Would be great if you could take some shots of the temple. My art teacher used to stay there, around the courtyard. He used to tell us he is at “Satan’s Court”

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  2. liling – Too bad.. I searched my photos. I shot photos of Lim, Cheah, Khoo and Yap Kongsi but left out Tan Kongsi.. If you want, do go to AsiaExplorer’s site for the photos. You can find many other clan temples’ photos there. Very nice site.

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  3. That’s really look traditional. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. liling

    Thanks for infor. Pictures look great!

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  5. wow…the nite view is really nice!!

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  8. someonebusylately

    Does it really open from 9 to 1pm on Saturdays? Please reply, cos it’s urgent!!

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  9. someonebusylately

    Someone please help!!

    vk: as you can see from their own official website, it’s open daily:

    http://www.khookongsi.com.my/

    LEONG SAN TONG KHOO KONGSI
    18 Cannon Square, 10200 Penang, Malaysia.
    Tel: +604-261 4609 Fax: +604-262 2591
    E-mail : info@khookongsi.com.my
    lst_khoo@streamyx.com

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

    Just a simple google will do the trick

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