Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Khoo Kongsi - Serial 227

Khoo Kongsi. (1)

The elaborate Khoo Kongsi is by far the grandest clan temple on the island. The forefather of the Khoo family who emigrated from South China built it as a clan house for members of the Khoo family.

Construction began around 1853 and was completed in 1898. The building was so magnificent that on its completion, the roof caught fire because of its resemblance, some believe, to the Emperor’s palace in China.

The building features a magnificent hall embellished with intricate carvings and richly ornamented beams of the finest wood bearing the mark of master craftsmen from Cina. Permission to enter must be obtained from the Kongsi office.

Opening hours 9.00am – 5.00pm. Admission fee. RM 5.00 (adult) RM 1.00 (children)


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