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Tan Gong Xian Sheng Miao-Mantin / 譚公仙聖廟-文丁

Tan Gong Xian Sheng Miao-Mantin / 譚公仙聖廟-文丁.

aka TOKONG CINA THAM KOONG MANTIN

Location:- Mantin, Negeri Sembilan / 文丁, 森美兰州.

Three years ago, I made a visit to this small town to document this century old temple after receiving news that it could be demolished due to developments. It was unfortunate back then that the temple was closed upon our arrival. I was only able to capture photos of its exterior with no further information back then.

Today, after a short coffee with a friend, we decided to make a trip here to complete this unfinished business with the hope that this temple would still be around when we arrive. We were quite lucky to reach here in time. The caretaker was about to close for the day upon our arrival but she was good enough to let me finish up documenting this temple.

Standing at the courtyard, comparing my thoughts of my last visit, i notice the exterior has been refurbish. I clearly remember that the stone lions guarding the temple was green in colour and true enough, the caretaker explain that its committee had refurbish the temple about two years ago as the old structure is quite deterioted after many years of serving the community. It now has an open porch, new paints and roofing. It was great that they managed to retain much of its original structure after refurbishment.

Tan Gong Xian Sheng Miao-Mantin / 譚公仙聖廟-文丁

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It is not known of the exact date this temple has existed but a metal plaque in the temple inscribed with a date Guang Xu Twenty Eight years is used as reference. Majority of the chinese settlers here are of Hakka descent from Huizhou, China. Many were enticed by the british to work here as coolies and tin miners in the mids 19 century. This would suggest that the temple could be here earlier than the reference date as the chinese is known to bring along their cultural and religious belief to wherever they go. This antique plaque can be found hanging next to the drum inside the temple. By the way, Guang Xu Twenty Eight years is converted to 1902.

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This temple consist of two prayer hall. In the main prayer hall, the center altar is dedicated to their main patron deity, Tan Gong / 譚公 known here as Tan Gong Xian Sheng / 譚公仙聖 . The altar to the left is dedicated to Goddess Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩 and the altar to the right is dedicated to Hua Guang Da Di / 華光大帝 along with the yearly deity, Lord Tai Sui / 太歲. Many other deities is also inshrined in this main hall. Among them includes Guan Sheng Da Di / 關聖大帝, Zhao Gong Ming / 趙公明 known here as Xuan Tan Ye Ye Shen / 玄壇爺爺神 , Da Er Bo Ye / 大二伯爺, Hu Ye / 虎爺, Tu Di Gong / 土地公, Tu Di Po / 土地婆, Cai Shen Ye / 財神爺, etc.

On the side section, the second prayer hall has a huge altar mainly dedicated to deities of buddhism and on its courtyard, a shrine is built dedicated to the worship of its tutelary deity, Na Du Gong / 嗱督公.

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I was guided to a section of the temple where a few classic black and white photos found by the wall. On one of these photos, as I was told by the caretaker, Madam Lim, was captured on the opening after its renovation a few decades ago. There isn’t any date on the photo but the print suggest it could be in the 60s.

According to a leaflet pasted on the infomation board, during its founding days, proceeds from the temple would be given to the cause of education. This temple was the primary funder of a chinese elementary school, also a century old, located a stone throw away. It is also known that they have contributed to other cultural mission.

Today, it’s is still very fortunate that we could still see the hills in front of this temple. As developments looms, it could be posible that this beautiful view would be taken away or maybe even worse, this old temple may be gone altogether.

Below:- New and Old

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Below:- A classic photo found in the temple taken after a major renovation a few decades ago.

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Location Map / 神廟地圖


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Kapitan Chung Thye Phin Memorial / 甲必丹 鄭大平墓園

Kapitan Chung Thye Phin Memorial / 甲必丹鄭大平墓園

For a short, day trip, the visit to this tomb was a pleasant one. Things were running smooth that we found the tomb in less than 5 minutes upon our arrival. The weather was good with the cloudy skies shading the hot sun. Cool breeze were also blowing as it were raining on other parts of the states. As a person who believes in signs of the surrounding nature, I would consider this to be superbly smooth trip with no obstacles. And indeed it was.

It did took me awhile to visit this tomb even though its location was revealed to me many months back by a member of his descendants. The Kapitan’s descendants wishes to keep the location private due to act of desecration previously to the tomb so kindly don’t email me for its location.

THE TOMB.

This tomb, measuring approximately 94.6 ft in width and 87.6 ft in length is located in a family plot. It sits slightly below off the top of a hill with the headstone facing 82º East looking toward the grave of other Chung family members.

Kapitan Chung Thye Phin Memorial / 甲必丹鄭大平墓園

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There is only two individual laid to rest in this large tomb even though there is three headstone. His 1st wife, Madam Khoo Joo Bee / 邱如美 (Passed away in 1924)(*1) is interred on the grave to the Left while the centre of the tomb belongs to the Kapitan himself and grave on the right was actually reserved for his 2nd wife named Madam Lee Sau Yeng(*1) but was left empty as in later years, she converted to Christian and her remain’s was cremated. The Kapitan had 7 wives but was survived by 6 of them whom has borne him 10 sons and 7 daughters. (*2)

Uniquely, water from the top part of the tomb is drained through various hole located on top, beside the headstone. The water would travel through some internal pipes and exit at a dragon mouth at the bottom, located next to the offering table.


Kapitan Chung Thye Phin Memorial / 甲必丹鄭大平墓園 04

KAPITAN.

Kapitan Chung Thye Phin / 鄭大平 / Zheng Da Píng is the last Kapitan of Perak and British Malaya. He was born on 28 Sep 1879 in Taiping, Perak and is the fourth son of the 2nd Kapitan Cina of Perak, Kapitan Chung Keng Quee / 甲必丹鄭景貴. He passed away on 29 March 1935 in his residence at 58, Northam Road following a brief illness. At the time of his passing, he was known to be the wealthiest man in Penang.(*3)

Kapitan Chung Thye Phin Memorial / 甲必丹鄭大平墓園 05

A tin miner and revenue farmer of Hakka ancestry, he was conferred with the Kapitan Cina title on 24 March 1921. He was bestowed a Justices of the Peace, Perak in 1917(*4) and also holds many other prominent position in the society around that time.

He was a perfect example of a new breed of ethnic-Chinese Malayan capitalists. Western-educated and oriented, urbane, erudite, eloquent and elegant. He was a man of the world, literally, and is said to have travelled round the world several times.(*5)

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An excerpt from the book “Biographical Dictionary of Mercantile Personalities in Penang” where a section about the kapitan is researched and written by his grandson, Jeffrey Seow, states that …

“His first recorded acts of charity began at the age of 23 when he made two donations, between 1901 and 1902, totalling $750, to Sir Francis Lovell for the London School of Tropical Medicine, $250 to the Ying Jing Medical School and $587.52 towards the costs of the Wufu Shuyuan. And while he made numerous other contributions over the years, the more prominent ones included Seven States Medical School ($1,000, 1904), Singapore Chinese Girls School ($100, 1906), the Kek Lok Si Temple ($500, 1906), Wufu Shuyuan common tomb ($40, 1906), Papan Gaol (land, 1908), Canton Flood Relief ($100, 1908), Raffles College Fund ($10,000, 1919), Perak Chinese Recreation Club ($500, 1913), British Red Cross Society ($300, 1916), Yuk Choy Public School ($1,000, 1923), Victoria Green ($2,000, 1903).”(*5)

For his many philanthropic deed, he was honoured with two roads named after him. One is called Lorong Chung Thye Phin (Chung Thye Phin LANE) located in Ipoh, Perak while the other road honoured to him is named Jalan Chung Thye Phin (Chung Thye Phin ROAD) located in Taiping, also in Perak.

Chung Thye Phin had many residences in Penang, Ipoh and Taiping. Notably, i guess, which is the most famous, is the Relau Villa designed by the kapitan for a holiday home. It has a swimming pool built in the centre of this villa encircle by its rooms and corkscrew designed pillars. According to its family history, the architecture design of this villa was inspired by the artistic canals of Venice and the enchanting ponds and lakes of China. Unfortunately, the Villa now, is in dilapidated condition. Hopefully one fine day, this villa will be rebuild back into its glory days.

I have personally visited this villa many years back as it was known to be a famous paranormal haunt in the island. It was in the middle of the night and i really couldn’t find anything scary about the place beside worrying about been robbed.

Much more infomation about Kapitan Chung Thye Phin can be found on the news caption i found and attach below. There is also much info found online complied by his descendants.

THE FUNERAL.

His funeral was a grand event. It was reported in the news those days and i found some caption to it….

FUNERAL OF CHUNG THYE PHIN (*6)

Penang, 5 Apr.. — THE funeral of Capitan Chung Thye Phin, which took place from his residence, 58, Northam yesterday morning, was attended by nearly 500 friends and relatives, some of whom had come from Ipoh, Taiping and Kuala Lumpur.

There were approximately 200 mourners, including the deceased’s wives, children, and grandchildren.

The procession was a quarter of a mile long. Innumerable Chinese banners, Chinese priests, the Municipal Band, and Boys Scouts from the Second Penang (A.C.S.) Troop, under S.M. Yeoh Seng Chan, former the almost unending train, which was brought up in the rear by the coffin and finally the mourners and followers.

Many prominent local and outstation men were present including Hon. Mr. Palgrave Simpson, Mr. Leong Sin Nam, Mr. Cheah Cheang Lim, Dato Panglima Kinta and Mr. Heah Joo Seang.

The procession started shortly after 11 a.m., proceeding down Northam Road into Transfer Road and Sri Bahari Road, to come out into Penang Road. The train broke up at the junction of Burma and Penang Roads, from where the coffin was borne up to Bagan Jermal for burial in a private piece of land in the estate of the late Cheang Keng Kwee.

After the burial ceremony was over at the grave side, the procession proceeded home.(*6)

DEAD OF WELL-KNOWN PENANG CHINESE. 2 April 1935 (*7)

CAPITAN Chung Thye Phin, reputed to be one of the wealthiest Chinese in Penang, died on Friday evening at 6.30 p.m. in his residence, 58. Northam Road, after a brief illness of three days.

Deceased was the son of the late Capitan Chung Ah Kwee. Born in Kota, Taiping, in 1879, he was educated at the St. Xavier’s Institution, Penang. He was a miner, planter and landed proprietor. He was appointed Member of the State Council, Perak, was on the Committee of King Edward VII School, Taiping, and a Trustee of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. He was also a J.P. Perak, a Capitan China of Perak and a member of Committee of the Chinese Town Hall.

Well known throughout Malays, the late Mr. Chung Thye Phin counted a wide circle friends in all communities who will, no doubt, be shocked to hear of his dead after such a short illness.

He leaves behind nine sons and six daughters to mourn theirs loss. The date of funeral has not been fixed.(*7)

CAPITAN CHINA OF PERAK. 2 April 1935 (*8)

Many throughout Malaya and particularly in Perak, will learn with regret of the dead of Capitan Chung Thye Phin at his residence in Penang on Friday at the early age of 56.

Deceased was the son of the late Capitan Chung Ah Kwee. He was born at Kota, Taiping in 1879 and educated at St. Xavier’s Institution, Penang.

Miner and planter, he had large interest in the premier state, which he served for many years as Capitan China and as a member of the Perak State Council to which he was appointed at the age of twenty-one.

The Chung family have a long and honourable connection with Perak, dating back to pre british protection times and have always been noted for their generosity.

In this respect, Mr, Chung Thye Phin worthily emulated his ancestors. He was at one time a trustee of the Perak Chinese Chamber of Commerce and served on the committee of the King Edward VII School, Taiping.

It was as a sportsman that he was best known to the public. At one time he kept a large stable and his colours were to the fore at every race meeting in the country. He was also a good billiards player.

The late Mr. Chung Thye Phin was made Capitan China of Perak in 1921, when His Highness the Sultan revived the title. He also held the Malayan Certificate of Honour which distinction was conferred on him in the year of its inauguration. (*8)

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*While doing the search, i came across another caption on the funeral of the Late Mrs. Chung Thye Phin whom was laid to rest in the grave next to the Kapitan.

THE LATE MRS. CHUNG THYE PHIN. 30 October 1924 (*9)

The funeral of Mrs. Chung Thye Phin, which took place in ideal weather at Penang on Sunday, was one of the grandest, if not the grandest funerals yet seen in Penang. There was fully an attendance of about 1000 people, not only from Penang, but from Perak and other parts of Malaya, who had come to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased lady and to convey their sincere condolence to Capitan Chung Thye Phin, her husband, in his sad bereavement. His Highness the Sultan of Perak was presented by Kechil Sulong, Raja Abdul Hamid, Orang Kaya Besar, Datoh Shabandar, Dato Mana Kernia, Raja Aamanshah, and Raja Arifasah. The large crowd of people of all stations of life testified to the esteem and respect in which Capitan Chung Thye Phin and his deceased wife are held.-PG. (*9)

Related:-

Kapitan Chung Keng Quee Memorial / 甲必丹鄭景貴墓園

Reference:-

(1) Penang Chinese Commerce in the 19th Century: The Rise and Fall of the Big Five, Page 202

(2) Wikipedia – Chung Thye Phin

(3) The Straits Times, 31 March 1935, Page 1, National Library of Singapore microfilm reel NL2360

(4) The Straits Times, 4 April 1917, Page 10 — Justices of the Peace

(5) The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 30 October 1924, Page 7

(6) The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 8 April 1935, Page 3

(7) Malaya Tribune, 2 April 1935, Page 12

(8) Malaya Tribune, 2 April 1935, Page 10

(9) The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser, 30 October 1924, Page 7

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Auspicious Dates for Chinese New Year 2017

Auspicious Dates for Chinese New Year 2017.

Listed below are Astrology & Feng shui information on auspicious dates and direction for Chinese New Year 2017. These auspicious dates is derived from the chinese almanac or commonly known as Tung shu / Tung shing / 通勝. I have edited this list into a shorter version as the original list would be too long with too much information.

2017 Ding You Rooster Year / 二零一七年 丁酉年

Heavenly Steam is Ding Yin Fire / 天干 丁火年
Earthly branch is You Yin Metal / 地支 酉金年

Li Chun 2017 begins at 23:35pm on 3rd February 2017. 1st season of the year.
立春進節 晚上十一點三十五分 正月初七日丁酉年

Jing Zhe begins at 17:34pm on 5th March 2017
驚蟄進節 傍晚五 點三十四分 二月初八日丁酉年

Qing Ming begins at 22:18pm on 4th April 2017
清明進節 晚上十點十八分 三月初八日丁酉年

Dong Zhi begins at 12:29am on 22nd December 2017
冬至進節 晚上十二點二十九分 十一月初五日丁酉年

Li Chun 2018 begins at 5:30am on 4th February 2018. 1st season for year 2018
立春進節 早上五點三十分 十二月十九日丁酉年2018.

*Chinese New Year 2018 falls on the 16th Feb 2018. 農歷戊戍年正月初一 / 英歷16-2-2018.

** 2017 a double Li Chun Year. 二零一七雙春年.

*** There is a leap month in Ding You year that falls on the lunar 6th month between 23th July till 21st August 2017.
今年丁酉年潤-六月.

**** Dong Zhi / 冬至 is normally the time to thank/repay the current year Tai Sui.

Related acticle’s on this site:-

* Click here to see my small write-up on Li Chun / 立春
* Click here to see my small write-up on Dong Zhi / Winter Solstice / 冬至
* Click here to see my small write-up on Hanging Red / 掛紅
* Click here to see my small write-up on Chinese New Year Taboo
* Click here to see my small write-up on Offering to White Tiger / 拜白虎 (During Jing Zhe)
* Click here to see my small write-up on Chinese Ghost Month Taboo

Inauspicious direction of the Year Ding You 2017 / 二零一七年丁酉年吉凶方向

Dominating star is 1 White, which is also an auspicious star 一白星為主

Tai Sui – West – 正西方 262.5º – 277.5º 太歲坐位方向
3 Killing – East – 正東方犯三煞
5 Yellow – South – 正南方犯五黄
2 Black – North West – 西北犯二黑

Tai Sui / 太歲知料 2017 Information.

Tai Sui dominating this year is General Kang Jie. “Kang” is the surname of Tai Sui 2017.
丁酉年太歲姓名 康傑星君

Rooster offend Tai Sui 雞犯太歲
Rabbit clashes Tai Sui 兔冲太歲
Rat reflect Tai Sui 鼠刑冲太歲 Horse minor clash Tai Sui 馬偏冲太歲

Offending White Tiger 2017 / 二零一七年丁酉年犯白虎.

Signs that are suppose to pray to white tiger / prayers for noble people. – Snake / Rooster / Horse / Rabbit / Dog
拜白虎 / 送小人- 驚蟄日下午五點三十四分. 生肖 – 蛇,雞,馬,兔,狗

* Jing Zhi / 惊蟄 is the day when White Tiger prayers begin. The time of the beginning of Jing Zhi is also known as “The time when the White Tiger Opens it’s mouth / 白虎开口”

** Click here to know more about Offering to White Tiger / 拜白虎

Auspicious Dates for house cleaning and clearing only / 掃舍吉日

14th Jan 2017 Sat – Clash Lamb 冲羊 十二月十七 (星期六)
16th Jan 2017 Mon – Clash Rooster 冲雞 十二月十九 (星期一)
22th Jan 2017 Sun Clash Rabbit 冲兔 十二月二十五 (星期日)
24th Jan 2017 Tue – Clash Snake 冲蛇 十二月二十七 (星期二)

Auspicious Dates for Cleaning Altar Table and Change of Gold Flower / 換金花、換花球、吉日

16th Jan 2017 Mon – Clash Rooster 冲雞 十二月十九 (星期一)
18th Jan 2017 Wed- Clash Pig 冲豬 十二月二十一 (星期三)
21st Jan 2017 Sat – Clash Tiger 冲虎 十二月二十四 (星期六)
22nd Jan 2017 Sun – Clash Rabbit 冲兔 十二月二十五 (星期日)

Auspicious dates to start work / 開巿、開工吉日

30th Jan 2017 Mon – Clash Pig 冲豬 正月初三 (星期一)
31st Jan 2017 Tue – Clash Rat 冲鼠 正月初四 (星期二)
3rd Feb 2017 Fri – Clash Rabbit 冲兔 正月初七 (星期五)
4th Feb 2017 Sat – Clash Dragon 冲龍 正月初八 (星期六)
6th Feb 2017 Mon – Clash Horse 冲馬 正月初十 (星期一)

Date For Blessings / 祈福吉日

30th Jan 2017 Mon – Clash Pig 冲豬 正月初三 (星期一)
3rd Feb 2017 Fri – Clash Rabbit 冲兔 正月初七 (星期五)
4th Feb 2017 Sat – Clash Dragon 冲龍 正月初八 (星期六)
6th Feb 2017 Mon – Clash Horse 冲馬 正月初十 (星期一)
10th Feb 2017 Fri – Clash Dog 冲狗 正月十四 (星期五)

Direction of Auspicious and Inauspicious gods on NEW YEAR day 28-1-2017 / 正月初一吉凶方位

Cai Shen 財神 / Wealth God South East – 東南方
Xi Shen 喜神 / Joy God North West – 西北方
Gui Shen 貴神 / Nobility God South West – 西南方
Ji Men 吉門 / Lucky Door South West – 西南方
Sheng Men 生門 / Living Door South – 正南方
Kai Men 開門 / Open Door West – 正西方
Wu Gui 五鬼 / Five Devils North East – 東北方
Si Men 死門 / Dead Door North – 正北方
E Shen 噩神 / Wicked Deity East – 正東方

本壇祝贺每一位善男信女在新一年:身体健康、心想事成、步步高升、万象更新、恭喜发财

Wishing You and your Family a Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year.

* Dates above are courtesy of Ji Gong Xian Ling Tan, Kuala Lumpur.

** The word “CLASH” means that the particular day is unsuitable or inauspicious to those born under the astrological sign listed.

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Below:- A chart that shows the directional influence in the Tung shu / Tung shing / 通勝 2017.

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Yik Wang Pak Ku Meo-Linggi / 玉皇盤古庙-寧宜

Yik Wang Pak Ku Meo-Linggi / 玉皇盤古庙-寧宜

aka Yu Huang Pan Gu Miao, Pertubuhan Penganut-Penganut Rumah Berhala Yik Wang Pak Ku Meo, Linggi, Negeri Sembilan.

Location:- Linggi, Negeri Sembilan / 寧宜, 森美兰州.

The Chinese new year has been a hectic one this year. With all the festive preparation, my plans to visit Linggi, Negeri Sembilan has to be postponed since last year. Today, with the weather looking fine, we decided to head for it. After spending a while viewing a tract of land, we decided to head toward Lubok China, a small town at the north of Melaka bordering Negeri Sembilan. Plying the federal routes between palm and rubber estates, we came upon a signage by the side of the road leading to this temple. And since time permits, we stop by to document this place.

Located approximately 200 meters of the main road, this temple is surrounded by mature rubber trees and by the looks of things on this visit, more future attraction is definitely in the drawings. A shrine is built on the side for it tutelary deity, Na Du Gong / 嗱督公, and the nearby opera stage is in the midst of completion.

Yik Wang Pak Ku Meo-Linggi / 玉皇盤古庙-寧宜

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An information board inside the main prayer hall did shed some light on its existence. This temple said to have been established in 1870 and was rebuilt in 1971. It is also said to be the first temple devoted to Pan Gu / 盤古 in Negeri Sembilan while the first medium/caretaker of this temple is known as Mr Li Bao / 李保 (Now deceased).

During the Japanese Occupation, about 100 chinese villagers, mostly the aged, took refuge in temple. When the Japanese troops were passing the temple, a few soldiers went in to investigate, strangely, the soldiers too a look at them and left. These to the villagers, was a miracle because massacre of the chinese has been happening in nearby town during the Occupation. The fortunate villagers believe those soldiers saw the image of Pan Gu and left.

Uniquely, based on a news paper clipping found, wild boar is known to frequent this temple and visitors would comes in buses loads just to touch them. Rumour has it that these wild boars would bring good luck to those that managed to do so. Maybe it was just not my day or it was the day been too hot because I didn’t see any of them during my visit.

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The main prayer hall consist of three altar. The main altar is dedicated to the worship of its main patron deities, Pan Gu / 盤古, Yu Huang Da Di / 玉皇大帝 aka The Jade Emperor, Xuan Tian Shang Di / 玄天上帝, Tai Shang Lao Jun / 太上老君 and Ji Gong Huo Fo / 濟公活佛,. Other deities enshrine here includes Guan Sheng Da Di / 關聖大帝, Qi Tian Da Sheng / 齊天大聖, Fa Zhu Gong / 法主公, Na Zha San Tai Zi / 哪吒三太孑,etc. An altar to the left is dedicate to the worship of the Goddess Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩, while another altar to the right is dedicated to the worship of Da Bo Gong / 大伯公.

The myth and legends of Pan Gu, in my opinion, should be told as a good bedtime story. Be noted that Pan Gu / 盤古, to many chinese, is known as the one whom opened heaven and dividing it from earth by standing between them. I’ll let those search engine fill your curiosity about him.

Well, After a visit to Lubuk China, we headed towards Port Dickson… yet another town i had not spend time for many many years.

Yik Wang Pak Ku Meo-Linggi / 玉皇盤古庙-寧宜 07

Below:- Its local tutelary deity, Na Du Gong / 嗱督公.

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Location Map / 神廟地圖


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Yik Wang Pak Ku Meo-Linggi / 玉皇盤古庙-寧宜 – My Time – my.72dragon.com – Cataloging Chinese temples in Malaysia / 記錄馬來西亞廟宇文化.

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