Penang Heritage Tip :: Yap Kongsi Clan Temple

This tiny but beautiful temple is dedicated to the Chinese god of prosperity. It was formerly the base of the Tua Pek Kong secret society run by the Straits Chinese. The Yap clan association is house in a Straits Eclectic building from 1924 on land donated by Yap Chor Ee, founder of the Ban Hin Lee Bank.

Next to Yap Kongsi is the Choo Chay Keong Temple, which houses the altar to the Yap patron deity, Hoay Che Chun Wang. Yap Kongsi underwent a restoration in 1998 at a cost of close to RM300,000.

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GPS Coordinates: 5.415405N, 100.336807E Geotag Icon Show on map