Yap kongsi clan house decorated with chinese red lanterns, armenian street, george town, penang, malaysia on march 24, 2016. Clan jetties form part of the penang heritage trail there used to be seven jetties until one was demolished by fire and now six remain billed as one of the last bastions of old chinese settlements on the island, this waterfront society is home to houses on stilts of various chinese clans. The list of chinese associations in malaysia is even longer, every major town has a siyip association or clan club, i was one of the founder member of the tawau siyip association in sabah east malaysia, my wife was a leading light in the keng chew (hailam) association in tawau. Your surname matters – khoo kongsi, clan jetties posted by lioncityboyzach on december 20, 2013 january 14, 2014 there is a saying in chinese culture, if you have the same surname, you were from the same family 500 years ago (五百年前是一家.
Kongsi is the official name given to the clan houses or meeting halls for overseas chinese with the same family name many chinese came to penang in the early 19th century and they were. Download this free picture about khoo kongsi chinese clan house from pixabay's vast library of public domain images and videos. The khoo kongsi - the largest ancestral shrine in george town and one of the largest outside of china. This is the main altar inside the lim association i am from this clan called lim ,in the olden days the lim hokkien association took care of the lim descendants correspondence and welfare of its members located at ah quee street, george town its full name is kew leong tong lim kongsi which means hall.
A kongsi is a clan house, a building that’s partly a temple and partly a meeting hall for chinese of the same clan or surname translations benevolent organization chinese. Leong san tong khoo kongsi, or khoo kongsi for short, is one of the most distinctive chinese clan associations in malaysia, it is well known worldwide for its extensive lineage that can be traced back 650 years ago, as well as its closely-knit and defensive congregation of buildings and a. Kongsi (chinese: 公司 pinyin: gōngsī pe̍h-ōe-jī: kong-si) or clan halls, are benevolent organizations of popular origin found among overseas chinese communities for individuals with the same surname this type of social practice arose, it is held, several centuries ago in china. The clan hall organization has been suppressed in china, since in some cases the organizations developed into triads, and the party has suppressed any organizations which may. The khoo kongsi is a large chinese clanhouse with elaborate and highly ornamented architecture, a mark of the dominant presence of the chinese in penang, malaysia the famous khoo kongsi is the grandest clan temple in the country.
Khoo kongsi house share tweet khoo is the family name kongsi means clan (family) house this clan house of the khoo family reminds us of the very first period when the chinese came to penang. In modern chinese, kongsi simply means “a company”, but in former times each was more like a clan or regional association providing help and protection for nineteenth-century immigrants, who naturally tended to band together according to the district in china from which they came formerly a. Kongsi - wikiwand however, the word has acquired other meanings under different historical contexts kongsi were most commonly known as chinese social organizations or partnerships, but the term was also used for various chinese institutions. One of the grandest clan houses in penang, the khoo kongsi features tall thin columns supporting a gently sloping, red tiled roof, topped with carvings of dragons, phoenixes, mythical animals and various scenes from popular chinese legends.
Khoo thean tek who received chinese education was a well-known figure in the history of malaysia and in 1851 he was a trustee of leong san tong khoo kongsi (his family clan temple), and founder of boon san tong khoo kongsi (parentage society of khoo clan) in 1878, to honour his branch patriarch, khoo kong oon, a fifth generation of khoo. Ong kongsi chinese temple the ong kongsi is a clan association bearing the ong surname and the temple is located on penang road right in the heart of george town on penang island in malaysia. Cheah kongsi, george town: hours, address, cheah kongsi reviews: 4/5 asia this is the cheah family clan house still used by the family the chairman’s office is now in the building the exhibit is in many ways more interesting because it tells about the general patterns and history of chinese immigration to penang and their role in. Khoo kongsi: chinese clan house - see 1,612 traveller reviews, 1,618 candid photos, and great deals for george town, malaysia, at tripadvisor george town george town tourism george town accommodation george town bed and breakfast george town holiday rentals.
This page is about overseas chinese organizations (often known as clans) known as kongsi for a list of commercial enterprises in the greater china region, see prc companies, hong kong companies, or taiwanese companies the headquarters of the. The famous khoo kongsi is the grandest clan temple in the country it is also one of the city's major historic attractions the clan temple has retained its authentic historic setting, which includes an association building, a traditional theatre and the late 19th century rowhouses for clan members, all clustered around a granite-paved square. Leong san tong khoo kongsi, or khoo kongsi for short, is one of the most distinctive chinese clan association in malaysia it is well known worldwide for its extensive lineage that can be traced back 650 years ago, as well as its closely-knit and defensive congregation of buildings and a. Chinese clan house or chinese kongsi - a kongsi is an association of individuals from the same dia-lect group or those from the same area in china these kongsi played a benevolent role to their members and often gave help and protection to the new arrivals.
Chapter 1 introduction the chinese of south china came to malaya in the great numbers today, they comprise about the hokkien dialect, and they quickly established their clan houses or kongsi, in georgetownthese kongsi are actually clan temples for ancestor worship they are set like jewels in courtyards, guarded by great stone lions. It was a typical clan village of a single surname in costal southern fujian of its total population of 7000, 78 percent have the surname khoo the khoos of sin aun village and leong san tong khoo kongsi, penang have the same progenitor, who is khoo chian eng. Khoo kongsi is a large chinese clanhouse in penang malaysia the entrance may not look interesting, but walk further inside to see one of the grandest clan temple in the country.