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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.

 

 

 

 

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)