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George Town Festival: Meng Eng Soo Temple Open Day

Once the base of Ghee Hin Kongsi, an infamous secret society in Penang that began in the 19th century, Meng Eng Soo (Temple of Famous Hero) had a rare Open Day on Saturday, offering us a glimpse of old time George Town.
Penang colors - Young ladies in multi-ethnic traditional costumes.
We had the best treats from traditional food peddlers. 
The drummers entertained the crowd with a rhythmic performance that echoed off the shophouses in the narrow road.
A street performer playing Chinese folk songs.  He is one of only a few Malaysians who knows how to play this traditional stringed instrument known as yueqin 月琴.
In year 2003, after many years of neglect, the temple was restored through the efforts of the sole trustee of Meng Eng Soo, who reached out to the Penang Chinese Clan Council for the necessary resources. This National Cultural Heritage site is now preserved and managed by the Penang Chinese Clan Council.

Meng Eng Soo before restoration: 
 Meng Eng Soo after restoration:
For those of you who have missed the first open day of Meng Eng Soo, you can still catch it on July 7.
Location: Meng Eng Soo, Jalan Pintal Tali
Time: 5.00pm - 10.00pm

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