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George Town Perspective: 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 Yellow Boat at the Old Clan Jetty

A yellow boat parked at the Tan clan jetty in George Town during a low tide season.

George Town Street View: Yeoh Kongsi Clanhouse

The Yeoh Kongsi clan association and temple located at the intersection of Chulia Street Ghaut and Victoria Street, George Town.

The official name of the “Kongsi” is Har Yang Sit Teik Tong Yeoh Kongsi, and it is is a Hokkien clan association for the Yeoh surnamed descendants.

Penang Isle: Tan Jetty

Scenes from Tan Jetty, one of the six clan jetties at the eastern shore of Penang island.
As the name suggested, this jetty used to house Chinese immigrants of the Tan surname clan from the Fujian Province in China during the colonial era in the late 19th century.

George Town Street View: Boon San Tong Khoo Kongsi

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Located along Victoria Street and built in 1878, Boon San Tong Khoo Kongsi is an ancestral clan temple for the Khoo clan people in Penang. It is one of the two Khoo clan temples in Penang and also the smaller and less popular one compared to the main Khoo Kongsi at Cannon Street, George Town.

Khoo Kongsi Temple Facade

Khoo Kongsi Temple Facade

Intricately decorated front entrance of the Khoo Kongsi clan temple in George Town.

Penang Isle: Tan Kongsi

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Tan Kongsi

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The Tan clan members’ townhouses.
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.

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Tan Kongsi (view from Beach Street)

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