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18 Cannon Sq · interesting places nearby
Khoo Kongsi information
The Khoo are a successful clan, and their eponymous clanhouse is the most impressive one in George Town.
Guided tours begin at the stone carvings that dance across the entrance hall and pavilions, many of which symbolise or are meant to attract good luck and wealth. The interior is dominated by incredible murals depicting birthdays, weddings and, most impressively, the 36 celestial guardians. Gorgeous ceramic sculptures of immortals, carp, dragons, and carp becoming dragons dance across the roof ridges.
Yet, as impressive as all of this is, Khoo Kongsi was once even more ostentatious; the structure caught fire on the night it was completed in 1901, an event put down to divine jealousy. The present kongsi dates from 1906.