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Review of Khoo Kongsi

Khoo Kongsi
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Awesome building with loads of cultural and historical background. Kongsi means Clan....so this house belongs to the family and clan name Khoo. The intricate roof, the interiors and most of this building are a photographer's delight.

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

A very proud family needs a jewel as a clan house. I enjoyed learning from the history of one of Penang's great families. The museum was very modern and interactive. The kids will surely like this!

Thank crispypata
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

The architecture of the buildings was impressive. From the museum, visitors could better understand the heritage of the Khoo community and their contribution to the development in Penang.

Thank wdstock
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

This was one of my favourite bits of Georgetown. The clan house looks a bit like a temple but is ridiculously ornate and a great testament to the Khoo family/ clan that builds and uses it. Beneath the clan house is an exhibition explaining who they are, a bit about their history and what they do - very interesting way to pass half an hour, and the picture of what the building looks like lit up and night in all its glory is worth the visit alone. Good displays in English and even one or two tacky looking diorama -style figures to look at showing what Khoo life in the home used to look like.

Thank Ben S
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Wonderfully restored clan house that can trace its lineage back 47 generations/1000 years. There are no guides, so it may be best to do a tour of another historical house so you realise the significances of what you see here. The temple is a work of art and filial duty by generations of Khoo's.

Thank PerthJo_Ann
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