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Exploring Penang's Khoo Kongsi Temple and Clanhouse

avatar   Stacy

Posted On 04/21/2024 10:07:32

Malaysia | Penang | George Town | Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi | Khoo Kongsi | Chinese Clanhouse | History | Architecture

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Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, often shortened to "Khoo Kongsi" was the first Chinese clan that settled in Malaysia. Khoo Kongsi's original clanhouse opened in the early 1900s, but was destroyed by fire less than a month later. The "house" that stands today was built in 1906 and includes both a temple and a museum. Because of its unique history and architecture, it has become one of George Town's biggest tourist attractions.

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Nestled in the heart of George Town on the Malaysian island of Penang is the clanhouse for the Khoo Kongsi. Loved seeing the unique and beautiful architecture and learning some of the clan's history.

Fun fact: Because the government in Thailand prohibited filming of the 1999 movie "Anna and the King", much of the filming was done in Malaysia. The clanhouse was used as one of the temples in the film.

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