Penang Isle: Tan Kongsi
The Tan Kongsi (or also known as Eng Chuan Tong) is the clan temple of the local Chinese people with the surname Tan in Penang. The old temple is located within a small compound that can be accessed via Beach Street, George Town. The compound itself is called Seh Tan Court and is surrounded by a number of old heritage style townhouses belonging to the Tan clan members. It was revealed that the Tan clan association had its origin back in the early 1800s, making it one of the earliest Chinese clan that settled in Penang. Tan is also one of the most common Chinese surnames in Penang.