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Chinese New Year Cultural & Heritage Celebration at Khoo Kongsi, Penang

The All Chinese Clans had their annual Chinese New Year celebration from 3.00 p.m. to 12 midnight on Saturday, 16th February.  After contending with the crowd at the Ban Ka Lan Snake Festival for 2 days, I decided to give this event a miss and did a sneak preview instead.  I went at 2.15 p.m. to see the setting up of the heritage enclave for the celebration and I was rewarded with a lot of interesting scenes (minus the crowd) so that I can take photographs undisturbed.

Of course, at Khoo Kongsi, people were denied entrance until 3.00 p.m. but I had a special pass to enter the premises.  I found there were passengers from a cruise ship waiting inside as they had bought tickets much earlier as part of their package cruise deal to see Khoo Kongsi, Penang.  I am sure they were disappointed in not being able to enter Khoo Kongsi itself, but they were rewarded with the beautifully-decorated courtyard.

At the entrance to Khoo Kongsi, Penang.  People were milling around waiting to go in at 3.00 p.m.

At the entrance to Khoo Kongsi, Penang. People were milling around waiting to go in at 3.00 p.m.

The walk into the courtyard of Khoo Kongsi, Penang. Wow.

The walk into the courtyard of Khoo Kongsi, Penang. Wow.

The gorgeous centre-piece greeting visitors as they walk in.

The gorgeous centre-piece greeting visitors as they walk in.  Another Wow.

Beautiful girls handing out programmes of the Chinese New Year Cultural & Heritage Celebration

Pretty girls handing out programmes of the Chinese New Year Cultural & Heritage Celebration.

Visitors from the cruise ship waiting patiently for the celebration to begin at 3.00 p.m.  What a friendly lot.

Visitors from the cruise ship waiting patiently for the celebration to begin at 3.00 p.m. What a friendly lot.

Wow, what a beautiful-decorated courtyard.

Fantastic!

Schoolboys all ready to teach visitors to play Chinese Checkers.

Schoolboys all ready to teach visitors to play Chinese Checkers.

Table for calligraphy.

Table for calligraphy.

All set up for a memorable musical afternoon/evening at Khoo Kongsi, Penang

All set up for a memorable musical afternoon/evening at Khoo Kongsi, Penang

Mr. & Mrs. Lim running the souvenir shop at Khoo Kongsi, Penang

Mr. & Mrs. Lim running the souvenir shop at Khoo Kongsi, Penang

Souvenir shop with a wide array of souvenirs.

Souvenir shop with a wide array of gifts.

Happy New Year from Khoo Kongsi, Penang.

Happy New Year from Khoo Kongsi, Penang.