Archive | December 2014

Khoo Kongsi Annual Dinner for Clansmen – Awards Recipients & Graduates on Saturday, 13th December 2104

After the morning’s Paying Homage Ceremony, Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi held its usual Annual Dinner honouring Khoo clansmen, who have graduated and who have been given awards for community service.  This year it was held at Jade Palace at 7.30 p.m.  Over 400 clansmen and guests attended this dinner.

The Master of Ceremony for the evening was Khoo Lean Huat, who gave a welcoming speech, followed by a speech from the President, Dato’ Seri Khoo Keat Siew.  Then plaques were presented to Awards Recipients and for the graduates, they were given plaques and ang pows.  It was a memorable evening for all present.

Thank you to the Organising Commitee for a very well-organised dinner with sumptuous food served by Jade Palace.

Khoo Lean Huat welcoming guests to the Annual Dinner of Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Penang.

Master-of-Ceremony, Khoo Lean Huat welcoming guests to the Annual Dinner of Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Penang.

Dato' Seri Khoo Keat Siew, President of Khoo Kongsi, Penang giving his speech.

Dato’ Seri Khoo Keat Siew, President of Khoo Kongsi, Penang giving his speech.

Tan Sri Khoo Kay Por, Dato' Khoo Yeoh Gan Hong and guests at Main Table.

Tan Sri Khoo Kay Por, Dato’ Khoo Yeoh Gan Hong and guests at Main Table.

Dato' Seri Khoo Keat Siew presenting plaque to Dato' Khoo Yeoh Gan Hong.

Dato’ Seri Khoo Keat Siew presenting plaque to Dato’ Khoo Yeoh Gan Hong.

Dato' Seri Khoo Keat Siew taking a group photograph with Recipients of Federal/State Awards.

Dato’ Seri Khoo Keat Siew taking a group photograph with the Recipients of Federal/State Awards.

Khoo Kay Hock presenting a plaque to a Graduate.

Khoo Kay Hock presenting a plaque to a Khoo Graduate.

Trustees presenting plaques and ang pows to Khoo graduates.

Trustees presenting plaques and ang pows to Khoo graduates.

Guests watching the presentation of plaques and ang pows to Graduates

Guests watching the presentation of plaques and ang pows to Graduates.

We are enjoying ourselves.

We are enjoying ourselves.

A very happy Dato' Lim Eng Soon and Khoo Chye Poh making their way in hand-in-hand.

A very happy Dato’ Lim Eng Soon and Khoo Chye Poh making their way in hand-in-hand.

Inset bottom photo on the right - Khoo Kay Hock with Alan Khoo (photo - courtesy of Mary Khoo, one of our graduates.

Inset bottom photo on the right – Khoo Kay Hock with Alan Khoo (photo – courtesy of Mary Khoo, one of our graduates).

 

Till we meet again next year, A Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Year 2015.

 

 

 

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Awards Recipients and Graduates at Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Penang – December 2014

It is December 2014 and this is the time of the year when Khoo Clansmen, who have received Federal/State Awards and Khoo Graduates gathered at Khoo Kongsi, Cannon Square to pay homage to their Patron Saint, “Tua Sai Yeah” and their ancestors.  Members of Toon Boon Tong Khoo Kongsi headed by their Chairman, Khoo Kay Hock, welcomed all Khoo clansmen with drinks and the traditional nyonya kueh.  Mr. Peter Khoo Boo Hin, the Hon. Secretary of Toon Boon Tong Khoo Kongsi; Mr. Khoo Lean Huat, the Master of Ceremony together with committee members gave them a briefing and guided them to the various halls to pray to “Tua Sai Yeah”, “Tua Pek Kong”, “Chai Sin Yeah” and the Khoo ancestors.  The Ceremony started at 11.00 a.m. and ended with Peter Khoo giving interested participants a historical tour of the famous Khoo Kongsi, the Heritage Jewel of Penang.

Peter Khoo looking at the plaques in Central Hall.

Peter Khoo looking at the plaques in the Cheng Soon Keong Hall.

Khoo Lean Huat, Peter Khoo Boo Hin, Khoo Kay Hock and Khoo Boo Kean of Toon Boon Tong Khoo Kongsi welcoming Khoo clansmen.

Khoo Lean Huat, Peter Khoo Boo Hin, Khoo Kay Hock and Khoo Boo Kean of Toon Boon Tong Khoo Kongsi welcoming the Khoo clansmen.

Members listening to the briefing by Peter Khoo.

Members listening to the briefing by Peter Khoo, after a welcome speech by Khoo Kay Hock.

Looking at the plaques in the Cheng Soon Keong Hall before praying to "Tua Sai Yeah".

Khoo clansmen looking at their plaques in the Cheng Soon Keong Hall before praying to “Tua Sai Yeah”.

Khoo clansmen admiring the plaques in "Tua Pek Kong" Hall also known as the Hall of Fame.  They then prayed to "Tua Pek Kong".

Khoo clansmen admiring the plaques in “Tua Pek Kong” Hall, also known as the Hall of Fame. They then prayed to “Tua Pek Kong”.

Praying to "Chai Sin Yeah" and Khoo ancestors as part of the Paying Homsge Ceremony.

Praying to “Chai Sin Yeah” and Khoo ancestors as part of the Paying Homage Ceremony.

Group Photo 2014

Group Photo 2014

Peter Khoo giving a historical tour of Khoo Kongsi to interested participants.

Peter Khoo giving a historical tour of Khoo Kongsi to interested participants.

Time to call it a day.  Till next year.  Dinner at Jade Palace in the evening.

Time to call it a day. Till next year. Dinner at Jade Palace in the evening.