7) Cheah Kongsi
While there are many clan associations and temples in Penang, as far as I know, Cheah Kongsi is the only one that doesn’t charge an entry fee to visit.
It was established in the early 1800s by the Cheah clansmen of Fujian, China, who settled down in Penang. It is among the oldest Hokkien clan associations in Georgetown. However, its ancestral building that we know today was only built in 1858 and completed in 1873.
Officially known as Seh Tek Tong Cheah Kongsi, the 205-year majestic looking temple underwent a massive restoration exercise two years ago to the tune of RM3.5 million.
Spotting Malay and Straits architecture, the temple serves as a breathtaking backdrop for photography enthusiasts.
9am – 5pm (Mon-Fri)
9am – 1pm (Sat)
Add: No. 8, Lebuh Armenian, 10200 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Tel: +604 261 3837
Fax: +604 263 3837
Mobile: +6017 501 6088
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