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Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Celebrations Grand Dinner at Penang Chinese Town Hall 2019   Leave a comment


Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Celebrations with HTT visitors from Padang and Bukit Tinggi, Sumatera, Indonesia. Grand Dinner at Penang Chinese Town Hall is held tonight Sunday, 22 September, 2019 at 7.30 pm.

Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Celebrations with HTT visitors from Padang and Bukit Tinggi, Sumatera, Indonesia. Grand Dinner at Penang Chinese Town Hall is held tonight Sunday, 22 September, 2019 at 7.30 pm.
Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Celebrations with HTT visitors from Padang and Bukit Tinggi, Sumatera, Indonesia. Grand Dinner at Penang Chinese Town Hall is held tonight Sunday, 22 September, 2019 at 7.30 pm.
Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Celebrations with HTT visitors from Padang and Bukit Tinggi, Sumatera, Indonesia. Grand Dinner at Penang Chinese Town Hall is held tonight Sunday, 22 September, 2019 at 7.30 pm.

Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Dinner ~ 3.3   Leave a comment


Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Dinner ~ 3.3

Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Dinner on Sunday,

Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Dinner on Sunday,

Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Dinner on Sunday,

Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Dinner on Sunday,

Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Dinner on Sunday,

Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Dinner on Sunday,

Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Dinner ~ 2.3   2 comments


Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Dinner ~ 2.3

Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Dinner on Sunday,

Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Dinner on Sunday,

Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Dinner on Sunday,

Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Dinner on Sunday,

Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Dinner on Sunday,

Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Dinner on Sunday,

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4   1 comment


Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

"Sejarah Panjang 150 Tahun HTT" translated as "The Long History 150 Years Hok Tek Tong"

“Sejarah Panjang 150 Tahun HTT” translated as “The Long History 150 Years Hok Tek Tong”

"Sejarah Panjang 150 Tahun HTT" translated as "The Long History 150 Years Hok Tek Tong"

“Sejarah Panjang 150 Tahun HTT” translated as “The Long History 150 Years Hok Tek Tong”

"Sejarah Panjang 150 Tahun HTT" translated as "The Long History 150 Years Hok Tek Tong"

“Sejarah Panjang 150 Tahun HTT” translated as “The Long History 150 Years Hok Tek Tong”

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 4

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3   1 comment


Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3

Autographing my own copy of Sejarah Panjang 150 Tahun HTT was done immediately this Book Gift Ceremony to Poh Hock Seah. The book was autographed by the Presidents of Poh Hock Seah and Hock Tek Tong.

SP Lim

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3. HTT Tuako or President Gan Hok Liong autographed my personal copy of the HTT book.

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3. HTT Tuako or President Gan Hok Liong autographed my personal copy of the HTT book.

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3. HTT Tuako or President Gan Hok Liong autographed my personal copy of the HTT book.

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3. HTT Tuako or President Gan Hok Liong autographed my personal copy of the HTT book.

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3. President Dato Lim Chooi Beng autographed my personal copy of the HTT book.

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3. President Dato Lim Chooi Beng autographed my personal copy of the HTT book.

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3. President Dato Lim Chooi Beng autographed my personal copy of the HTT book.

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3. President Dato Lim Chooi Beng autographed my personal copy of the HTT book.

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3. The HTT delegation left Poh Hock Seah for City Tour of Penang.

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 3. The HTT delegation left Poh Hock Seah for City Tour of Penang.

 

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2   1 comment


Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

 Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Hok Tek Tong Visit to Poh Hock Seah on Saturday, 25.02.2017 ~ Part 2

Pak Soh of Padang, Sumatra visits Penang   Leave a comment


Pak Soh of Padang, Sumatra visits Penang and later pays respect to the Twa Peh Kong at Poh Hock Seah Temple. He held the position of Secretary of the Hok Tek Tong of Padang, Sumatera, Indonesia. We has become good friends with him since the establishment of closer ties with our Poh Hock Seah a few years back. He is in Penang for a private visit.

SP Lim

The Penang Khoo Kongsi-likeTemple in Phuket, Thailand   Leave a comment


A journey of discovery ? Here is the story from the point where I left On On Hotel on that fateful day. It is the same road back to our hostel which is located about 0.5 kilometre away. The road is called Thanon Phangnga Road. Walking along the same side of the road which On On Hotel was located. We noticed a beautiful wooden arch with the Temple shown but alas as a “banana” myself – an English-educated chap, Mandarin characters to me can be like Greek or Russian. Anyway, we decided to be “busy-bodies” and walked through a narrow alley into the Temple. The idea of the narrow entrance, is quite similar to that of Poh Hock Seah Temple in Penang. Why do we have narrow entrances into the Temples asthis is done for defensive purpose in case of a gang attack from enemies. Historically, Poh Hock Seah and the other bodies at Armenian Street Twa Peh Kong Kong were segmented organizations formed after Kean Teik Tong was declared illegal by then the Straits Settlement Administration. Thus, earlier as so-called Secret Society, sometimes this Temple might be used as defensive Headquarter thus narrow entrances, secret tunnels connecting to Khoo Kongsi next door. Up to know, it is still difficult to locate the Poh Hock Seah if you have no knowledge where it is located as it stayed “hidden” behind the row of shop-houses and short passage-way into the Temple. Back to Phuket, yes, there is quite a similar comparison here. There was a narrow of green-coloured buildings beside the smallish-looking Temple. Though splattering use of Hokkien with the Thai Temple care-taker, I came to understand that the Temple and surrounding buildings were actually modelled after the Khoo Kongsi in Penang! What a shocking surprise and revelation! However, it was quite stupid of me to enquire further there is any connection to Kean Teik Tong in Penang. Is this missing link we are trying to trace in Phuket? I was too busy trying to capture these in photographic evidence. Another shock I received was the exact wall murals of the White Tiger and Green Dragon at the Shrine entrance. The question arose – was these emulated from those at Poh Hock Seah, what is the age? Is these newly made and painted ? The answer is definitely no as the wall mural is old but freshly re-painted. Did they use the same Mainland Chinese restorers? However, my question was answered as I enter the Temple as on the original white wall on both sides of the Temple are quite similar style black and white wall murals found in Khoo Kongsi. Yes, this definitely needs further investigation but with the language barrier we need a Thai translator. Hopefully, Khoo Kongsi with Poh Hock Seah can send a team for further check. Is this our missing link of Kean Teik Tong in Phuket, Thailand after our re-discovery of our Branches in Padang, Indonesia and Yangon, Myanmar ? Without in-depth investigation and research, these questions remained unanswered as time was not on my side as we had to leave as the rain started again. May Twa Peh Kong guide us.

SP Lim


This Ting Kwang Tang Temple is the missing Branch of Kean Teik Tong or just another Khoo Clansmen Temple in Phuket, Thailand?

Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday Dinner   2 comments


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The Poh Hock Seah’s Twa Peh Kong Birthday dinner was successfully concluded on Tuesday, 1 October, 2013 at Lee Kongsi, Burmah Road, Penang attended by members and friends, local Temple Officials, other outstation Temple Officials from HTT Padang and Bukittinggi, Indonesia and Klang, Selangor. YB Danny Law was present with several Assemblymen. Heng…ah, Ong…ah, Huat…ah to All with the Blessings of Twa Peh Kong.

SP Lim

Children participants in the HTT Parade 2013   Leave a comment


This is a small fraction of the children participants in the HTT Parade 2013. They are among the 223 children in fanciful traditional costumes in the breaking of the Guinness’ World Record of longest ” centipede ” procession carried by over 1,500 members of Hok Tek Tong or Himpunan Tjinta Teman of Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia breaking the existing Taiwan’s record. Our heartiest congratulations go to HTT on a world’s record well achieved even in the rain with the Guinness’ personnel certifying the event.

SP Lim

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