The Ng Kongsi at King Street

The Ng Kongsi is a Cantonese clan association that is located at King Street, George Town. Its building has a unique Chinese architecture that features a jagged or zig-zag shaped roofline. The shape is designed such to display an element of fire, according to local belief.

King Street: The Clan Houses

The various minor Chinese clan houses and associations in King Street, George Town.

Chin Si Thoong Soo which was built in 1914 and incorporating Cantonese Straits Eclectic style, is a Chin clan association building.

Chin Si Thoong Soo

Chin Si Thoong Soo

Chong San Wooi Koon is a Cantonese district association that represents the Cantonese clansmen from Guangdong Province in southern China.

Chong San Wooi Koon

Chong San Wooi Koon

Kar Yin Fee Kuan (Kar Yin Association) is a Hakka district association founded in early 1800s that represents the clansmen from the Kar Yin District of Guangdong Province in southern China.

Kar Yin Fee Kuan

Tseng Lung Fui Kon is another Hakka district association for Hakka people from the Tseng Lung district of Guangdong Province in southern China and is located next to Kar Yin Association.

Tseng Lung Fui Kon

Koo Saing Wooi Koon is a combined clan temple for people of the surname Lau, Kuan, Teoh and Teo.


Lee Sih Chong Soo (or also known as Lee Kongsi), is the clan association for the Chinese surnamed Lee.

Lee Sih Chong Soo

The Ng Kongsi is a clan association for the Cantonese people surnamed Ng.

Ng Kongsi

Ng Kongsi

Poe Choo Seah is an association for Straits-born Chinese, the Baba Nyonyas which was built in early 1900s incorporating the Straits Eclectic style.

Poe Choo Seah

Poe Choo Seah

Chew Jetty Boardwalk






One of the unique attractions in Penang is the clan jetties located along the coastal area of Weld Quay, George Town. One such jetty is the larger and more popular Chew Clan Jetty, or commonly known as just Chew Jetty, which features wooden houses built on stilts.