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  • Address: 18 Cannon Square
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Admission: RM 10/pax

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Khoo Kongsi Clan House

Hidden in a maze of alleyways in Georgetown sits one of Malaysia’s most important clan houses, the Khoo Kongsi Clan House. During Malaysia’s economic boom in the nineteenth century, many Chinese families relocated to Penang and built kongsi, or clan houses, to promote a sense of community. 

The Khoo clan was one of the most prosperous in Malaysia -- considered one of the “Five Big Clans” that made up the Hokkien Chinese community in Penang. The Khoo Kongsi Clan House comprises a main clan house -- one that resembles a Chinese temple, an administrative building, an opera state and more than 60 houses and shops.

The original kongsi was built in 1851 but was destroyed by fire in 1894. The current clan house dates back to 1906. Inside, you’ll find intricate carvings, ornamental architecture, painted murals and beautiful traditional Chinese ceramic sculptures. After touring the clan house, be sure to visit the administrative building and terraced houses of the complex, and notice how the architecture changes from distinctly Chinese to incorporating elements of British colonial style.

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3-Night Cameron Highlands and Penang Tour from Kuala Lumpur

3 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Experience the highlights of Malaysia on a 3-night coach tour from Kuala Lumpur to Penang! Overnight stays include luxury accommodation at the Strawberry Park ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $404.25

Private Half-Day Heritage Walking Tour of Georgetown

Join this private half-day walking tour to discover and learn more about the history of Georgetown’s most recognized landmarks, street and cultural ...  Read more

Location: George Town, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $300.00

Private 7-Day Tour from Singapore: Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands and Penang

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

This private immersive cultural experience takes you from Singapore to Malaysia’s big cities and smaller gems over seven amazing days. Tour Malacca and Kuala ...  Read more

Location: Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights

From USD $1,616.70

Private Georgetown Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Take a scenic drive by private car through historical Georgetown, the capital city of Penang, now protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this private ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.75

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