Clan Houses

Lim Kongsi

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Lim Kongsi - Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

The ‘Hall of the Nine Dragons’, in Lebuh Ah Quee was built in the 1860s but the clanhouse have been renovated many times. At the entrance to the kongsi is an old shrine dedicated to Mar Chor, the patron saint of sea-farers. The Lims are one of the two most common sirnames (the other is Tan) in Penang.
Lim Kongsi at Lebuh Ah Kew, George Town, Penang
The Lim Clans of Penang...............

There are three Lim kongi or clan houses in Penang. Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, this is the main Lim Kongsi of the three (3) Lim clan houses in Penang - the other associations are Toong Pun Tong and Bian Soot Tong. The Kew Leobg Tong Lim Kongsi is open to all Hokkiens of the Lim clan (of Lim family name or surname).

The Lim Kongsi 'Kew Long Tong', or Lim Clan Association, is located at Lebuh Ah Quee, George Town. The Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi was founded by the Lims who came from the village of Koe Guan in the sub-district of Sam Tor, district of Hai Teng, Cheang Chew prefecture, of the Fujian Province, China.
The Lim Kongsi office was formerly housed at 234 Beach Street.
This shophouse, donated by Chung Keng Kwee alias Ah Quee was later demolished to make way for the street, now named Lebuh Ah Quee. Ah Quee Street runs along the shophouse No. 164 Beach Street which is today the longest shophouse in Penang. The Lim Kongsi was moved to its present location when the Lim Ancestral Temple building here was completed in 1866. The shrine inside the temple is Mar Chor Poh, the patron saint of seafarers, the patron diety of the Lim Kongsi.
The Lim clan is one of the five major Hokkien clans in Penang
The Lim Kongsi is not open to the public, though visitors are allowed in with permission when the gates are open.
Location:Lebuh Ah Quee, entrance with permission.