George Town Street View: Peranakan Facade


Ancient sculpture adorning the old rooftop that forms part of the heritage facade of the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, in Church Street, George Town.

Penang Isle: Lim Kongsi

The entrance gateway of the Lim Kongsi (Lim Clan Association), a Hokkien association located at Ah Quee Street, George Town.

The full name of Lim Kongsi is Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi. Kew Leong Tong (or ‘Hall of Nine Dragons’) is the primary association of Lim clan here. It was said that the name ‘Kew Leong Tong’ was to serve as a memorial to the sons of a certain Lim clan who were promoted as the chief magistrates during the Tang Dynasty in China.

Penang Isle: The Japanese Cemetery


The Japanese Cemetery located near Jalan P. Ramlee (or near to the P. Ramlee Birth House) is a very old historical cemetery that dated back in 1893. All of the gravestones are before the World War II, and belong mostly to the Karayuki-san – Japanese women who traveled to or were trafficked to East Asia, Southeast Asia and as far as San Francisco in the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century to work as prostitutes, courtesans and geisha.


The Gate of the Lim Kongsi

LIM Kongsi Gate
A closeup of the gate of the Lim Kongsi reveals that the Lim (or Lin 林) Chinese character is inscribed into the iron grill gate itself.
The Lim Kongsi (Lim Clan Association) is a Hokkien association located at Ah Quee Street, George Town.