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Penang World Heritage Site :: Yap Kongsi Clan Temple

Penang World Heritage Site :: Yap Kongsi Clan Temple

This tiny but beautiful temple is dedicated to the Chinese god of prosperity. It was formerly the base of the Tua Pek Kong secret society run by the Straits Chinese. The Yap clan association is house in a Straits Eclectic building from 1924 on land donated by Yap Chor Ee, founder of the Ban Hin […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Goldsmiths' Guild a.k.a Ta Kam Hong

Penang World Heritage Site :: Goldsmiths’ Guild a.k.a Ta Kam Hong

Address: 41 Muntri Street, George Town. The Goldsmiths’ Guild or Ta Kam Hong. founded in 1832, is the oldest and largest guild for goldsmiths in Malaysia. The present guild temple on Muntri Street was built in 1903. Like the Carpenters’ Guild, the artisans belonging to the Goldsmiths’ Guild also hail from Toi Shan district in […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Loo Pun Hong aka Carpenters' Guild

Penang World Heritage Site :: Loo Pun Hong aka Carpenters’ Guild

Address: Loo Pun Hong, 70 Love Lane, George Town. During the 19th Century, every Chinese craftsman who came to Malaya, would first call at the Loo Pun temple in Penang before setting out to other states to seek work. The Carpenters’ Guild was first established in 1801 at a shophouse in Penang Street. In 1886, […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Khoo Kongsi

Penang World Heritage Site :: Khoo Kongsi

Address: Cannon Square, Georgetown Penang. Admission: RM5 (Free entrance for members from Khoo clan family) Opening Hours: 9.00 am to 5 pm daily The Khoo Kongsi is in Cannon Square close to the end of Lebuh Pitt. Khoo Kongsi is a clan house, a building which is partly a temple and partly a meeting hall […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Han Jiang Ancestral Temple

Penang World Heritage Site :: Han Jiang Ancestral Temple

Han Jiang Ancestral Temple Address: 125, Chulia Street, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Visiting Hours: 9am – 5pm everyday. Entrance: Free The Han Jiang Theochew Ancestral Temple, also called TeoChew (Chaozhou) was built in 1870, as the Penang Teochew community became more affluent, a Chinese-style gate building was erected in 1890 in a style that was […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Hock Teck Cheng Sin Temple

Penang World Heritage Site :: Hock Teck Cheng Sin Temple

Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple Address: 57, Armenian Street, 10200 Penang. Visiting hours: Daytime Admission: Free Most tourists miss this temple due to its small and dull entrance passage by thinking it’s just another small temple in Penang. Tua Pek Kong temple is mid-19th century Hokkien secret society headquarters. Officially registered with the Chinese Protectorate […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Hainan Association & Temple

Penang World Heritage Site :: Hainan Association & Temple

Address: Jalan Muntri, Georgetown, 10200 Georgetown, Penang. When the Hainan people migrated to Penang late in the 19th century, the key occupations were dominated by other Chinese dialect groups, and so they turned to niche occupations by becoming sailors or cooks. Some Hainanese cooks first served in European and Straits Chinese households before branching out […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Cheah Kongsi Clan Temple

Penang World Heritage Site :: Cheah Kongsi Clan Temple

Address: Armenian Street, Penang Admission: Free The Cheah Kongsi clan association was founded in 1820 by Cheah Em, an immigrant who originally hailed from Sek Tong village in South China. Upon his death, his widow Ong Sin Neoh took charge of the association and created the legal mechanisms and trust funds to ensure that the […]

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