Do you know that during Chinese New Year, there’s a Chinese New Year Celebration in downtown Penang and during that time, you can visit the Khoo Kongsi or known as Khoo Clan House for free. During usual days, they charged a fee for going into it, I’ve never been there during not-free day. =)
My grandma used to live in one of the houses here long ago. The Khoo Kongsi is actually a small residential area for the some of the Chinese long long time ago. Though, there’s no one staying here already and had became a tourist attraction. The state government said that the house in Khoo Kongsi will be refurbished and to be rent out for tourism purpose.
I was here last year, and this year I didn’t want to miss the chance to go in for free again. So I was there alone at first only then I met up with Yong Seng and Victor for a while.
It’s a beautiful little heritage place inside.
Going further inside, I met these kids Chinese drummer. They’re cute and I asked them to smile for shots. =)
I met Giu Yun and her dad there. There were so many people in Khoo Kongsi, mostly taking photograph.
Later in the evening, there was a Lion dance show. I didn’t know about it until my second visit to find my parents in Khoo Kongsi at night. That time was very crowded, I can hardly move around and the problem was I couldn’t get in front to take shots of the lion dance, so I could only stand far away.