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Cheah Kongsi

8, Gat Lebuh Armenian, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
+60 4-261 3837
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The best of the three kongsies I got to :)

With a "good-sized" main building consisting of more than just mainly the shrine room (as is the... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Myo M
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Coquitlam, Canada
History and beautiful features

This place is full of Chinese culture and history. You can look, but you wan also learn and this is... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
_Tanita_Louis
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Caen, France
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8, Gat Lebuh Armenian, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
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+60 4-261 3837

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

With a "good-sized" main building consisting of more than just mainly the shrine room (as is the case at the main building of the "more publicized" Khoo Kongsi which despite its impressively glittering interior is "quite smaller" than this one) and a big lawn on...More

Thank Myo M
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This place is full of Chinese culture and history. You can look, but you wan also learn and this is very interesting!

Thank _Tanita_Louis
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Really a pleasant surprise to see this very beautiful Chinese clan house in the old town of Penang. The house is so well maintained and preserved. Frankly it is unlikely to find similar old Chinese architects in my home town Hong Kong. Highly recommended.

Thank travelholic99
Reviewed 27 May 2016

cheah kongsi is the oldest clan association in penang, and it has been beautifully preserved. the clan associations were built to help those immigrating from china with housing and education, and they were also places of worship and places for men to gather in the...More

Thank veena_83
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

I had gone there during the reopening day after a restoration. It was interesting to see the different rooms of the clan and understand how the clan members had spent their days in the past. In addition, I find the place rather peaceful as there...More

Thank hello_there10
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Just breathtaking. A testament to the hard work and will to succeed of folks who left behind a crowded homeland to seek a better life in a sensual, tropical land, and becoming a part of it.

Thank L00ps
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We attended a talk by Ms Lim Giak Siang on the historical facts and the restoration progress of the amazing Cheah Kongsi and found it very informative, especially the history of how the Hokkiens arrive in Penang and their contributions in developing Penang. She also...More

Thank Gerard R
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Only recently completed in December 2015, this sprawling complex of side buildings flanking a central lawn and stately temple would be a prime attraction in any city. The architectural detail and temple ornamentation are stunning. The exhibits chronicling the Cheah clan's emigration to Penang and...More

Thank Wendell D
Reviewed 18 January 2016

This is a wonderful temple, very peaceful and well looked after which provides a glimpse into the history of Penang and the Cheah Clan. Very beautiful, one of our favourite places in George Town.

Thank lewis111
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Established in 1810, is one of the oldest Hokkien clan associations in George Town. Its members have their ancestral origins from Sek Tong Seah in the Sam Tor District of the Hai Teng County at Cheang Chew Prefecture, Fujian Province, China. Unfortunately it was under...More

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