Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Postcard Giveaway : The Heritage Jewel of Penang, Malaysia



Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, or Khoo Kongsi for short, is one of the most distinctive Chinese clan associations in Malaysia. It is well known worldwide for its extensive lineage that can be traced back 650 years, as well as its closely-knit and defensive congregation of buildings and a magnificent clanhouse.

Khoo Kongsi, together with Cheah, Yeoh, Lim and Tan Kongsi, were known as the Five Big Clans (Goh Tai Seh) that formed the backbone of the Hokkien community in early Penang. Since mid-19th century, having identified their respective bases, these kongsi rooted themselves in an area stretching from Chulia Street Ghaut in Georgetown to the lower part of Beach Street in the south. With the respective clanhouses as the nuclei, these kongsi demarcated their territories with their own terrace houses on three or four sides of the perimeters. This adjoining, closely-knit and defensive model settlement, like a clan village in the colonial city, is a rare form of congregation practised among migrant communities.


In order to win the giveaway, 2 postcards for 2 lucky collector, kindly leave your comment ..."How you keep all your postcards ? In Album ? In a box ? " in this post.

I'll be drawing the luckier TWO by mid of Apr' 2010.


Location Map of Khoo Kongsi



14 comments:

shirleycr said...

Hi, great giveaway! I keep my postcards in a postcard tower, those things that you can turn around like the ones in the stores. I keep oversized postcards in a gift box.

Eleanor Arroway said...

Hello from Italy, thanks for this giveaway :)
I keep my card in boxes, I have too many, and different sizes don't fit in an album. I've thought of decorating a room wall with cards but then I wouldn't be able to re-read them from time to time, which is something I love doing :)

Savara said...

Those cards are really lovely :)

I keep my postcards in a box, and have some of them up in a painting-like display on the wall.

Anna said...

Hi there :) ! Really nice blog.

I keep my postcards in a colorful box ! I havent got a lot of postcards but i hope it will change soon and i will fill whole box.
Thanks for the great lottery !
Love, Ann (it's also my postcrossing forum nick)

Lukka said...

Hi, thank you for this giveaway! Beautiful and colorful cards.
I keep my cards in a nice album, but if it's 10*15 size. Other cards are in a big violet "gifting box", but I'm looking for a new way to keep it.

Rosa Isabel said...

Hello, thank you for share this blog and those nice postcards with us.

For the moment I keep my cards in boxes but I am thinking in keep them in an album by countries, the problem is the size of some postcards...

Sonia said...

At the moment I'm keeping my postcard in boxes as I don't have enough space to keep them in other way.

Thank you very much for this lottery, the postcards are really great and beautiful :)

steviewren said...

Great cards! I keep most of my exchanged postcards in a box, but I also have an album of vintage cards. My kids have started purchasing cards for me when they are away from home. I haven't decided how to store these yet.

Alvin said...

I keep mine in one of those plastic drawers, organized by domestic, foreign, handwritten, and trades. Whenever I'm bored, I go through one drawer.

Thanks for the giveaway~!
Alvin [Alvinrocksus@Yahoo.com]

Encyclobanknotes, Encycloworld Heritage Postcard said...

hi,

i keep my postcards in an envelope...whereby i haven't get a proper album yet...mean while planing of putting on wall as a frame...:)

Shaunna said...

I keep mine in shoebox style boxes - sorted by country OR by artist (for my fairies and magic). I also have an album for over sized (one for countries, one for magic).

flumina said...

Hi, just wanted to sa that I like your blog. I sent yu a card some time ago and I wonder if/when it will appear here. ;-)

My favourite cards I put on a wall in the kitchen. The others I keep in a shoebox that I decorated with wrapping paper.

Dorincard said...

Albums and boxes. Thanks! :)

Lauren said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! I keep my postcards in a shoebox with dividers, organized by country! It seems to work really well! :)

Thanks again!!