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Penang Goldsmith AssociationPenang Goldsmith Association (29 January, 2005)


The Penang Goldsmith Association (GPS: 5.41979, 100.33585) or "Penang Ta Kam Hong" is the biggest Chinese goldsmith association in Malaysia. Located along Muntri Street and founded in 1832, it is also the oldest. Its members are mostly goldsmiths of Cantonese descent who came from Guangdong Province in southern China from the second half of the 19th century right to the early 20th century. Within its premises is the guild temple, Voo Cheng Koo Mew, built in 1903 to worship Wu Ching, the patron deity of goldsmiths.

Getting there

From the Weld Quay Ferry & Bus Terminal, take Rapid Penang Nos. 10 and 103 and disembark in front of Cititel. From Penang Road, enter Lebuh Muntri, pass Lebuh Leith, pass the Hainan Temple on your right. The Goldsmith Association is also on your right, a little farther down the road.

Street Art

The Penang Goldsmith Association houses the mural Little Girl in Blue by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic. It was painted in conjunction with the 2012 George Town Festival.

Penang Goldsmith AssociationFront porch of the Penang Goldsmith Association (29 January, 2005)


Penang Goldsmith AssociationPenang Goldsmith Association (29 January, 2005)


Penang Goldsmith AssociationPlaque inside the Penang Goldsmith Association (29 January, 2005)


Penang Goldsmith AssociationPlaque inside the Penang Goldsmith Association (29 January, 2005)


Penang Goldsmith AssociationAltar to possibly the patron deity of the Penang Goldsmith Association (29 January, 2005)


Goldsmith Association (20 March 2004)


Front door of Goldsmith Association (20 March 2004)


Door gods of Goldsmith Association (28 June 2006)


Altar at the Goldsmith Association (7 July 2008)


Ancestral tablets, Goldsmith Association (7 July 2008)


Wooden chairs, Goldsmith Association (7 July 2008)

Penang Goldsmith Association on Google Maps Street View

Nearby Sights

  1. Hainan Temple: From the Goldsmith Association, turn left, walk a short distance, and the Penang Goldsmith Association is on your left along Lebuh Muntri.
  2. Kuan Yin Teng: From the Penang Goldsmith Association, turn right, walk down Lebuh Muntri. Pass junction with Love Lane, enter Lorong Stewart, go to the end, follow the lane as it make a right turn followed by a left turn. Kuan Yin Teng is on your left.
  3. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion: From the Penang Goldsmith Association, turn left, walk up Lebuh Muntri. At Lebuh Leith junction, turn right and walk to the end. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is on the left near junction of Lebuh Farquhar.

List of Clan Temples in Penang, Chinese Temples in Penang and Chinese Temples in Malaysia

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