Tag Archive | Cannon Street

Cat n Dog Shop

On the right of the entrance of the famous Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi along Cannon Street, are two very alluring theme shops – the Owl Shop and the Cat and Dog Shop.  I have written an article about the Owl Shop last year and I am doing this Cat and Dog Shop because I found the most charming and interesting collectibles for sale in this place.  Animal lovers, especially cats and dogs lovers, should try to pay a visit to this place.  It is run by KuangNien Sim and his wife, SiauHong Tee.  They are successful, upcoming young entrepreneurs, with a lot of imagination and they have a real talent when it comes to choosing sweet and charming collectibles to display in their shop for their customers.

It is a wonderful place for browsing around if one wants to look for gifts and souvenirs for friends and foreign visitors.

Owl Shop and Cat n Dog Shop on the right of the entrance to Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Penang

Owl Shop and Cat n Dog Shop on the right of the entrance to Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Penang

KuangNien Sim in his Cat n Dog Shop.

KuangNien Sim in his Cat n Dog Shop.

Charming gifts and souvenirs for the discerning collectors.

Charming gifts and souvenirs for the discerning collectors.

Shoppers browsing in the Cat n Dog Shop.

Shoppers browsing in the Cat n Dog Shop with cute and adorable posters of cats and dogs adorning the walls of the shop.

Practical gifts of mugs as gifts for friends.

Practical gifts of mugs and bags as gifts for friends.

Exterior of Cat n Dog Shop.  Customers can order personalised carvings as souvenirs for your friends and visitors.

Exterior of Cat n Dog Shop. Customers can order personalised carvings as souvenirs for your friends and visitors.

 

Toon Boon Tong Khoo Kongsi

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

Group photo inside Hall before putting up the Toon Boon Tong Board

Lucky red cloth is up, now up goes the Board by Khoo Cheng Sun together with helpers.

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?

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.

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.

Answer – they were still outside having their photograph taken.

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Finally, they came in but the Chairman decided that he had to do food-tasting first.

Secretary said let us have our meeting 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.

Finally it was “chow time”, courtesy of Miss Yeap, who delivered her yummilicious home-cooked nasi lemak etc.

Wow, really mouth-watering dishes.

Wow, really mouth-watering dishes.

Some beautiful shots of the premises of Toon Boon Tong.

Some beautiful shots of the premises of Toon Boon Tong.

Some exterior shots of Toon Boon Tong.

Some exterior shots of Toon Boon Tong.

Toon Boon Tong members with Kuang.

Toon Boon Tong members with Kuang.

Toon Boon Tong Khoo Kongsi (The Parentage Society of the Khoo Clan)

Toon Boon Tong Khoo Kongsi (The Parentage Society of the Khoo Clan)