This journal features several clan or association houses on King Street. Since the Chinese are divided into many different clans and communities, there are many clan or association houses which are used for social gatherings, ethnic festivals and ceremonial functions. Architecturally, a typical clan or association house has one or two storeys, an ornamented clay-tile roof similar to the ones on their Buddhist temples, a big entrance door, and usually a gated front porch or terrace. Following the rowhouse typology typical of the city, the association buildings, clan houses, temples, and guild houses are all interconnected.
For a comprehensive list of clan association houses/buildings in Penang, complete with photos, check this source: http://www.asiaexplorers.com/clanhouses/index.shtml