Toon Boon Tong Khoo Kongsi (the Parentage Society of the Khoo Clan) finally has a new home. They proudly moved into their new premises on Saturday, 19th July 2014 at No.6 Cannon Street, opposite the entrance of the iconic Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Penang. Their committee members and well-wishers gathered at about 11.30 a.m. for the official moving-in ceremony, which was filled with a lot of fun and laughter. First they put up their board and the auspicious red cloth over the doorway, followed by their meeting and delicious home-cooked food (courtesy of their friend, Miss Yeap).
As it was founded on 27th June 1884 for the purpose of looking after the welfare of the Khoo clansmen, which is now being done by the parent Kongsi, Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi; some of the more sentimental Khoo clan members keep this Society for its intrinsic and historical value.
Group photo inside Hall before putting up the Toon Boon Tong Board
Khoo Cheng Sun with helpers before putting up the Board.
Yay, we have a new home . Don’t they all look so happy and proud? They just could not stop smiling.
Meeting of Toon Boon Tong about to commence. “Where are the others?” asked Peter Khoo, the Hon. Secretary.
Answer – they were still outside having their photograph taken.
Finally, they came in but the Chairman decided that he had to do food-tasting first.
Secretary said let us have our meeting first. A bit hard to concentrate with the aroma of home-cooked food filling the Hall.
Finally it was “chow time”, courtesy of Miss Yeap, who delivered her yummilicious home-cooked nasi lemak etc.
Wow, really mouth-watering dishes.
Some beautiful shots of the premises of Toon Boon Tong.
Some exterior shots of Toon Boon Tong.
Toon Boon Tong members with Kuang.
Toon Boon Tong Khoo Kongsi (The Parentage Society of the Khoo Clan)