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Family Evening at Khoo Kongsi, Heritage Jewel of Penang

Once a month Khoo Kongsi switches on its LED lighting for visitors.  It is usually on either the third or last Saturday of each month with Penang Global Tourism arranging cultural shows and performances for the spectators.  On Saturday, 22nd February there were drummers, Chinese Orchestra playing beautiful music, Chinese Yoyo and the main event was a Snake Show.  The crowd was held enthralled by the brave antics of the Snake Performer culminating in kissing a 16-ft King Cobra, not once but numerous times.  The whole evening’s entertainment was from 7 to 10 p.m. with souvenir stalls and hawkers food being sold for the spectators to take their dinner while enjoying their family outing at the beautiful and magnificent Khoo Kongsi.

Drummers starting off the evening's entertainment with the beautifully-lit Khoo Kongsi as the backdrop.

Drummers starting off the evening’s entertainment with the beautifully-lit Khoo Kongsi as the backdrop.

Family outing at Khoo Kongsi, Penang

Family outing at Khoo Kongsi, Penang

Performer dressed as Kwan Kong and friends.

Kelvin Lim dressed up as Kwan Kong together with friends.

Lim Soo Peng and friends.

Lim Soo Peng and friends.

Meeting of Toon Boon Tong during the Evening of Lights at Khoo Kongsi, Penang.

Meeting of Toon Boon Tong during the Evening of Lights at Khoo Kongsi, Penang.

Visitors watching the evening's performance while hawkers attending to customers' needs.

Visitors watching the evening’s performance while hawkers served customers.

Chinese Orchestra entertaining the crowd with sweet melodies.  Inset photos by Lim Soo Peng.

Chinese Orchestra entertaining the crowd with sweet melodies. Inset photos by Lim Soo Peng.

Visitors, family and friends enjoying their dinner while chatting with one another to the accompaniment of beautiful cultural music from the Orchestra in attendance.

Visitors, family and friends enjoying their dinner while chatting to the accompaniment of soothing and relaxing music from the Orchestra in attendance.

Chinese Yoyo.  Photos by Lim Soo Peng.

Chinese Yoyo. Photos by Lim Soo Peng.

Snakes and Pythons of the Snake Performers.  Top right photo a Penang boy with the python, Bottom photos visitor from China and his family (note the children standing a short distance once the father has the python on him.  Bottom right photo, visitor from Italy.

Snakes and Pythons of the Snake Performer.  Top right photo – a Penang boy with the python.  Bottom photos show a visitor from China and his family (note the children standing a short distance away once the father has the python around his neck). Bottom right photo, a visitor from Italy.

Snake Performer patting and kissing 16-ft King Cobra a few times during his amazing performance.

Snake Performer patting and kissing his 16-ft King Cobra a few times during his amazing performance.

Drummers came out for the final performance of the evening.

Drummers came out for the final performance of the evening.

Photos with the Snake Performers' pets.

Photos with the Snake Performer’s pets.  Girl in top left and right photos looking nonplussed wondering where was the head of the snake as it was curled into a ball.

What a brave little girl.  Unbelievable.

Snake Performer with his brave little nephew.  Looking at the little girl in the photo, I must say she is indeed one amazing little girl, fearlessly holding the snake.  Remarkable.

It was indeed a memorable evening for families and friends at Khoo Kongsi, Penang.  Hopefully they will look back at this Family Evening spent at Khoo Kongsi’s Evening of Lights with fond memories.  Thank you Lim Soo Peng for your photos.

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An Evening of Lights, Music and Cultural Dances at Khoo Kongsi, Penang

Penang Global Tourism held their usual month-end Evening of Lights at Khoo Kongsi, Penang on Saturday 30th March 2013.  It is the only time in the month when Khoo Kongsi switch on their lights in the evening for visitors to take photographs and enjoy the cultural dances, music and singing arranged by Penang Global Tourism.

The Khoo Clan House, with the newly-installed LED lighting, looked spectacular and on this evening, a group of professional photographers came to take photographs of this Heritage Jewel of Penang.

Khoo Khay Hock, Richard Khoo Kay Liang, Khoo Kay Hock, Peter Khoo Boo Hin, Khoo Kee Chooi and Khoo Chye Poh of Toon Boon Tong Khoo Kongsi

Khoo Khay Hock, Richard Khoo Kay Liang, Khoo Kay Hock, Peter Khoo Boo Hin, Khoo Kee Chooi and Khoo Chye Poh of Toon Boon Tong Khoo Kongsi (photograph taken by Peter Ho)

Standing - Photographers Sam Goh Sam, Michael Chuan, Peter Ho.  Sitting - Chua Boon Keat and Randy waiting to take photographs of Khoo Kongsi, Penang

Standing – Photographers Sam Goh Sam, Michael Chuan and Peter Ho.  Sitting – Chua Boon Keat and Randy waiting for the right moment to take photographs of Khoo Kongsi, Penang

Members of Toon Boon Tong Khoo Kongsi having their dinner.

Members of Toon Boon Tong Khoo Kongsi and friends having their dinner.

Lim Soo Peng, Peter Ho, Michael Chuan and their photographers friends have come to take photographs of the Heritage Jewel of Penang.

Lim Soo Peng, Peter Ho, Michael Chuan and their friends came to take photographs of the Heritage Jewel of Penang.

Some of the dancers from 5678 Dance Studio posing for the group of photographers with the iconic Khoo Kongsi as the backdrop.

Some of the dancers from 5678 Dance Studio posing for the group of photographers with the iconic Khoo Kongsi as the backdrop.

Cultural dance by members of 5678 Dance Studio.

Cultural dance by members of 5678 Dance Studio.

Theme - We are Anak Malaysia (Children of Malaysia)

Theme – We are Anak Malaysia (Children of Malaysia)

Evelyn Toh and Darren Ng from Penang Global Tourism, Penang with friends.

Evelyn Toh and Darren Ng from Penang Global Tourism with friends.

Dancers looking very ethereal while doing the Fan Dance. Thoroughly enchanting and gives a magical feel to the evening.

Ethereal-looking dancers doing the Fan Dance – thoroughly enchanting, giving the evening a magical feel.

Foreign visitors making their themselves very comfortable while enjoying the performances by 5678 Dance Studio.

Foreign visitors making themselves very comfortable while enjoying the performances by 5678 Dance Studio.  What a superb idea to bring your own deck chairs.

Thank you to Khoo Kongsi and Penang Global Tourism for putting on An Evening of Lights, Music and Cultural Dances for the enjoyment of visitors and Penangites.   Thanks to Peter Ho for sending me the first photograph – exquisite photo.