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RM3.5m makeover for Cheah Kongsi

4th April 2013 THE 203-year-old Seh Tek Tong Cheah Kongsi or better known as Cheah Kongsi temple held a special groundbreaking ceremony recently to embark on a RM3.5 million restoration plan to return it to its former glory. GEORGE TOWN: The Cheah clansmen held a centuries-old ritual practiced by their forefathers to kick start the […]

Clanhouse to undergo restoration to ‘remain true to history’

3rd April 2013 ONE of Penang’s oldest clanhouses, the Seh Tek Tong Cheah Kongsi will proudly display its rich two-century-old history under a soon-to-commence RM3.5mil restoration project. Kongsi chairman Cheah Swee Huat said work on the 18-month project would enhance the George Town Unesco World Heritage site and mark a new phase in the Kongsi’s […]

Qing Dynasty candle stand stolen

10th March 2013 GEORGE TOWN: A priceless Qing Dynasty candle stand that is at least 150 years old has been stolen from Penang’s oldest clan house-cum-temple. It was part of a prayer set known as the wu gong, typically placed on the altar, said board chairman Cheah Swee Huat of the Cheah Si Hock Haw […]