Tag: historical

Khoo Kongsi Heritage Temple


Khoo Kongsi, George Town.

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A Scene Inside the Peranakan Mansion

Peranakan Mansion is one of the must visit locations in Penang.

George Town Street View: A Cannon at Fort Cornwallis

A cannon at the walls of Fort Cornwallis in the Esplanade, George Town.

George Town Street View: Light Street

Light Street was found to be the first street built in George Town when the British arrived in Penang. It is named after Captain Francis Light, the British founder of Penang.

The Kuan Yin Temple

The old Kuan Yin Temple at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (or Kapitan Keling Mosque Street), George Town.

Victoria Street: Boon San Tong Khoo Kongsi

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 in Cannon Street, George Town.

Penang Street Art (Toh Aka Lane Sculpture)

A steel rod art sculpture depicting an Ironsmith at work, which also tells the origin of the Toh Aka Lane (Lorong Toh Aka) in George Town. Known locally in the old days as “Ironworks Street”, most of the people staying in this area were ironsmiths and the majority of them belonged to the Cheah clan.

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