Faces of
Malaysia
Penang

Penang is the name of an island in the Straits of Malacca, and also of one of the states of Malaysia, located on the north-west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. The city Georgetown is the 2nd biggest city in Malaysia and traveller′s hub.

Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Penang, Malaysia

Khoo Kongsi

address: 18 Cannon Square, 10200 Penang, Malaysia, near Armenian Street
Khoo-Kongsi-temple.jpg, The most impressive of Penangs many kongsis. A kongsi is a clan house that is partly temple, partly meeting hall
Khoo Kongsi temple (photo: Wikipedia)
The most impressive of Penangs many kongsis. A kongsi is a clan house that is partly temple, partly meeting hall

Tel: 04-261 4609
Admission: RM5, 9am-5pm Mon-Fri (9am-1pm - Sat)
Permission to enter must be obtained from the Kongsi office

Links:

Khoo Kongsi Official Website


Visitors are welcome, but please note that the Khoo Kongsi is still a place where the name plaques of departed members of Khoo families are kept in honour and remembrance. Due respects and mindfulness in these places of importances are appreciated.



Hotels in Penang

Hutton Lodge

Experience unique colonial-style living in our recently restored guesthouse, with clean, comfortable rooms and spacious bathrooms.

Chulia Heritage Hotel

boutique hotel in the heritage zone of Georgetown in an refurbished Anglo-Indian bungalow

Attractions

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang

Mansion built by Cheong Fatt Tze at the end of 19th Century has 38 rooms, 5 granite-paved courtyards, 7 staircases & 220 vernacular timber louvre windows. Received UNESCO Most Excellent Heritage Conservation Award in 2000

Botanical Gardens, Penang

Park created in 1884, the gardens is spread over 30ha of forested hills and lush green tropical trees and plants.

Attractions

Coral Bay (Teluk Aur), Perhentian Islands

beach on the small Island, more relaxed and quite with excellent snorkel and dive spots and great sun sets

Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur

Federal administrative capitol of Malaysia 30km south of KL that was built from scratch since the 1990s with billions of ringgit - an architecture lovers dream