Archive for the 'Penang' Category

Khoo Kongsi

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

Khoo is the surname (family name). Kongsi means clan (family) house.
The Khoos were among the the wealthy Straits Chinese traders of 17th century Malacca and early Penang.The Khoo Kongsi is a clan association of the Leong San Tong (Dragon Mountain Hall) clan who came from the Sin Kang clan village in Hokkien province, China. […]

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion was the favourite home of Cheong Fatt Tze (1840-1916), a rags to riches Hakka entrepreneur who become a powerful Nanyang industrialist, a Ching dynasty consul-general representing the Overseas Chinese and a first class mandarin.

An excerpt of the architectural aspect of the mansion from its website.

The Mansion, dazzling in its original indigo-blue, […]

City Hall (Dewan Bandaraya), Penang

Friday, July 29th, 2005

The City Hall was officially opened in 1903,with the Town Hall next to it.
Its a meeting place for the Council Chamber of the Penang Municipal Council.The building is light up during the night.It looks majestic with the colonial architecture.
Opening Hours :
8am-4.15pm Mon-Fri; 8am-12.45pm Sat
The Address:
Jalan Padang Kota Lama
You wont miss the building.Its next to […]