Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Temple Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)


It's Monday today! The replacement holiday of National Day last Saturday. Yes, I'm talking about Malaysia's National Day aka Independence Day. As reluctant as it is to say, I'll be staying for a fair bit longer this time. Consequently meaning more future posts concerning Malaysia in my blog.

Love it or hate it, I'd have to dwell without Mr. Choo by my side. Just momentarily I hope. And don't worry guys, we did not break up, in case that's what you're wondering.

I spent the long weekend dating my sis. Sisters can date too! She's like my tour guide cum nanny whenever I come back to Penang. We drove around town that afternoon, then visited Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, one of the city's major historic attraction before meeting up with my bro.

As stated on Wikipedia, the grandest clan temple in Malaysia includes an association building, a traditional theatre and the late 19th century row-houses.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
Free postcards with the purchase of entrance tickets at RM10 per person.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
Museum (文物馆) engraved on a giant rock.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
What falls behind me is a picture of Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi taken at night. Here, you'll get to enjoy Chinese opera on the tally whist sitting on a long wooden bench. My mum would love it for sure.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
Selfie with sis :-)

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
Chinese lanterns.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
Along the hallway, there are old portraits and photographs appearing under the yellow dim lights.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
Old fashioned firewood stoves in the kitchen area.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
Cooking... Pretended to be. Hehe.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
Used to ride on these big-wheel bikes when we were kids. Fell down and hurt countless times.
#NaughtyKid #CountryGirl #GrewUpInASmallTown

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
Wow, this is one gigantic set of mortar and pestle!!!

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
Stairway to the upper level which is also the main entrance.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
Inside the clan temple.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
Paper lantern with dragon print.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
Uniquely carved pillars.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
The gold color details.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
Altar with ancestral tablets of the Khoo family.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
More carvings on the rooftop.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
And ceiling.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
I'm impressed how well everything of the building is maintained.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
My slightly-stiff-and-unnatural pose =p

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
View from left.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
View from right.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Temple Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
Panoramic view. Click to enlarge.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Penang (槟城龙山堂邱公司)
Sunnies borrowed from sis. That's all, guys. Can't wait til I visit the murals next time!

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