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Address: 18 Lebuhraya Cannon, George Town, Penang Island 10200 , Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 4 2614609
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Lovely clan house

I really enjoyed visiting this clan house and seeing the history of the family told through the display in the museum below. The amazing statues and pictures throughout the clan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed visiting this clan house and seeing the history of the family told through the display in the museum below. The amazing statues and pictures throughout the clan house are excellent and well worth a visit. I wish we could have seen it at night with all the lanterns lit. If you found the review helpful please let... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Good experience. For the first time I saw what a family tree book was. For a Clans House, it must be very grand then, with such intricate carvings, facing a permanent performance stage, and surrounded by the Clans houses. Place was well maintained. Ooop, on entrance tickets, no special rate for senior citizens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It is a beautiful building and peaceful. It's very hot, as it has kept its original building, so if you aren't used to the heat, bring a fan. There are a lot of empty spaces and a bit of an awkward entrance, but after that it's good. Also, I would have liked to hear the video on the history, but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The complex is well lit and looks great. The heritage area around the Khoo Kongsi is facinating and worth the visit. When we were there, they had a cultural show with the local peranakan society taking part.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This a Chinese clan house which has been restored and conserved with an exceptional visual effect. The basement houses a museum about clan and role in social structure for the Chinese community. It is very infromative. The building is an absolute gem which is a must onto the to-do list for any visitor to George Town.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

For a RM10 entrance fee, you get to experience one of the most impressive cultural sites Penang has to offer. The ancestral clan house / temple is definitely one of the best restored heritage buildings that I've ever visited. The fact that it's still used by the locals (especially descendants of the Khoo clan) to this very day adds an... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The informative wall panels offer a good explanation of clan culture and ancestral worship and are worth lingering over so a proper understanding seeps in. The building is not solely a temple but also the clan house where members meet to this day. It is well preserved and has undergone restoration and the period architecture of the surrounding buildings provides... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Before I start, let me declare that I am a "Khoo" lest some people call my review biased. The architecture and the intricate details continue to vow me even tho' I have seen them since I was a young boy. The building is majestic tho' i must add that what we see today is a watered version of the original... More 

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This Chinese clan centre is visually opulent and includes a very informative exhibition. The courtyard features a stunning temple along with surrounding dwellings. The exhibition nicely explains the functions of such a clan centre. There are several such clan centres in George Town, but this is the largest and most impressive.

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PJ, Selangor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It is a little challenging to find, but I am glad we found it <3 ~ The entrance to it is right across the mural art *Boy on the chair* ~ You will walk pass nicely renovated clan houses at both side, at the end of the right row of houses, that's where you buy your entrance ticket, the souvenir... More 

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