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Yap Kongsi, Penang

Posted by on Jun 6th, 2007
Filed Under: Penang, Sights

Penang Yap Kongsi

Yap Kongsi, Penang

Yap KongsiA stone’s throw from the Khoo Kongsi is the Lum Yeong Tong Yap Kongsi at the junction of Armenian Street and Cannon Street. The association has two adjoining buildings – the Straits eclectic-style building with the words “Yap Temple” inscribed in the pediment and the Choo Chay Keong Temple dedicated to the Yap Clan’s patron deities. The Choo Chay Keong Temple was truly a work of art with intrinsically carved designs adorning its front walls and the four pillars at the entrance.

Tip: Visitors are welcome, but permission to enter must be obtained from the Kongsi office. Please note that the Yap Kongsi is still a place where the name plaques of departed members of Yap families are kept in honour and remembrance. Due respects and mindfulness in these places of importance are appreciated.

Other major Hokkien clan houses that can be found in Penang are the Cheah Kongsi, Khoo Kongsi, Lim Kongsi and Tan Kongsi.

Location: Armenian Street, George Town

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  1. Chinese temples had tough roofing.
    What makes me interested is that this ‘Yap temple’. Not to mention that I am a Chinese and not to mention that I belong to ‘Yap’ clans.
    However, I do my living in the Philippines. I’ve got strong feelings that I have far away relatives there because my grandfather usually send and receives mails when I’m still young. It stops after his death. In fact I got some pictures of them still. How I wish I could have known them in person.

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