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“Stunning Clan house and museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Khoo Kongsi

Khoo Kongsi
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Private Half-Day History of George Town City Tour
Ranked #5 of 124 things to do in George Town
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“Stunning Clan house and museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

Visiting this architecturally stunning piece of Georgetown history is a must. The structure is elaborately decorated, and the interior provides well displayed information on the history of the clan in their homeland and in Malaysia. This exquisite building is a testament to the commercial success of the early clan members, and credit is due the current clan stewardship for maintaining it in pristine condition, while sharing their history with the general public.

Visited March 2013
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

A tantalising glimpse into the workings of a clan house, their heritage and family. Our guide, a native Malay/Chinese lady was most instructional in explaining all the inner workings of the clan and the respect that they have for their ancestors. The architecture is stunning along with the opera house opposite making a great backdrop for filming the remake of Anna and the king with Jodie Foster & Yun-Fat Chow. The area around is being turned, sadly, into a back packing hostel....

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

The Khoo Kongsi which is now reduced to a house and courtyard at one time included the entire neighborhood. The house is not big, and I would recommend that you start your tour with the museum at the bottom and then work your way up. The entire tour will take you less than 30 minutes.

Visited April 2013
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“Nice clan house!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

A very old and well-preserved chinese clan house inside of Khoo kongsi.
It's exquisite and stunning due to the fact that Khoo kongsi retained authentic historic setting.

At the back of it you could explore it's theatre and chance upon 18 of the 36 Celestial Guardians on the right wall of the Cheng Soon Keong and the remaining 18 on the left walls.
some of the well-known Celestial guardian includes , "He xian Gu", "Lei Gong" and "Li Jing"(The pagoda guy whose kid was called "Ne zha")

It's really a magnificent sight to visit this historical attraction in Penang. The entrance fee per person is 10RM.

Visited April 2013
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“Transported to another time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

We've been to the Khoo Kongsi by tripshaw from our hotel located in Chulia Street. It was a pleasant short journey through the streets of the historic district of Georgetown. When you enter into the site, you feel literally transported to another time! The Khoo Kongsi is the clan house of the Khoo family. It is well-maintained and it tells the story of the Khoo dinasty, the development and achievments of its members around the world, and its connection to the other clan houses of Georgetown, etc. A must-see in Georgetown.

Visited March 2013
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