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Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Temple

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACommonly known as Khoo Kongsi Temple, Leons San Tong Khoo Kongsi Temple is one of the  one of the most distinctive Chinese clan associations in Malaysia. It is well known worldwide for its extensive lineage that can be traced back 650 years, as well as its closely-knit and defensive congregation of buildings and a magnificent clanhouse. It is located at Cannon Square in George Town, Penang.The clan temple consists of two floors, the ground floor and the top floor. The ground floor was previously occupied by the Toon Boon Tong, or the Parentage Society, which was founded in 1884. Nowadays, it is used as the Khoo Kongsi Clan Museum. To the left of the museum is a small giftshop.

Fort Cornwallis

mainLocated in the Heritage Trail in the heart of Penang and a few  meters away from SEGi College Penang,  is a  fort that the British East India Company built in the late 1700s on the northeastern coast of Penang Island, Malaysia. is named after the late 18th century Governor-General of Bengal, India, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis.The History of Fort Cornwallis started when when Sir Captain Francis Light from the British East India Company, first landed on the island with his crew in the year 1786. He was to take possession of the island from the Sultan of Kedah back then, to serve as a baser for the British company’s spice and silk trading route.Visitors who want to get more insight on the extensive history of the fort, trade agreements of British East India Company, initial developments of Penang islands can find more info on the history boards which are placed in the barracks which temporary serves as gallery to visitors now. Furthermore, archaeological findings  are also exhibited for visitors .Visitors would like to bring a memento back home, there is a kiosk in the fort which sells small souvenirs and  some light refreshments.