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Guang Fu Miao-Bentong / 廣福廟-文冬

Guang Fu Miao-Bentong / 廣福廟-文冬.

aka Bentong Kwong Fook Temple, Tokong Cina Kwong Fook Bentong.

Location:- Jalan Loke Yew, Bentong, Pahang. 文冬, 彭亨州.

This planned drive to add another Xian Si Shi Ye temple into the list has been a blessing as the traffic and weather was with us all along the way.

Bentong is one of those small town we’ve visited while roving the countryside many years ago. The discovery of tin ore in the Repas and Perting Rivers made this area into a striving town in the late 1800s. Bentong was only reachable through Federal Route 68 before the highway was built. This route, built in 1915, is known to be very treacherous as it has many sharp corner along a narrow road next to a deep ravines. Imagine, back those days, where traders would have to ply these roads to get their good across. You have to give some credit to those that did so as it was them that help sprint the nation to where it is today.

Guang Fu Miao-Bentong / 廣福廟-文冬

Guang Fu Miao-Bentong / 廣福廟-文冬 2

This temple is strategically located overlooking the busy junction of Jalan Ah Peng and Jalan Loke Yew. Many whom has traversed through this town would definitely remember this century old red building. On its festive dates, large dragon incense would be offered to the deities.

On its court yard, a covered hall with a stage is built next to the temple for its festival purposes while the incense furnace is located at the front.

Guang Fu Miao-Bentong / 廣福廟-文冬 3

Guang Fu Miao-Bentong / 廣福廟-文冬 4

Guang Fu Miao-Bentong / 廣福廟-文冬 5

An antique wood carving with deities is hung above the walk way into the main prayer hall. This art piece is known as a Taoist Mountain / Xian Shan / 仙山. From my travels, this art piece is usually seen in century old temples.

Much of the prayer hall is painted red and smoked stained. It has a grand altar on the center devoted to its main patron deity while other deities are enshrined on the altars by the side wall. Antique parade banner, bells and drum are also located in this prayer hall.

It main altar is devoted to the worshiped of its main patron deity, Xian Si Shi Ye / 仙四師爺. An altar to the right is dedicated to the worshipped of the goddess Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩 while the red faced Guan Sheng Da Di / 關聖大帝 in enshrined on the altar to the left.

Other deities enshrined in this temple includes Tian Hou Niang Niang / 天后娘娘, Tan Gong Ye / 譚公爺, Tai Sui / 太歲, Bai Hu / 白虎, Qi Tian Da Sheng / 齊天大聖, Da Bo Gong / 大伯公, Jin Hua Fu Ren / 金花夫人, Wei Tuo Pu Sa / 韋馱菩萨, Hua Guang Da Di / 華光大帝, Qing Shui Zu Shi / 清水祖師, Xuan Tian Shang Di / 玄天上帝, Long Mu Niang Niang / 龍母娘娘, Ma Tou Jiang Jun / 馬頭將軍, Li Guang Jiang Jun / 李廣將軍, Da Bo Ye / 大伯爺, Cai Shen Ye / 財神爺, etc.

Guang Fu Miao-Bentong / 廣福廟-文冬 6Guang Fu Miao-Bentong / 廣福廟-文冬 7


Above:- An antique statue of the famous Monkey God / Sun Wu Kong / 孫悟空 aka Qi Tian Da Sheng / 齊天大聖. 2:- Tablet of Xian Si Shi Ye / 仙四師爺.

Below:- Cai Shen Ye / 財神爺 aka Da Bo Ye / 大伯爺 along with Ma Tou Jiang Jun / 馬頭將軍.

Guang Fu Miao-Bentong / 廣福廟-文冬 8

Based on what i could gathered, This temple is reportedly establish in 1890 and did go through many renovation over the years. It was in 1901 when the town was struck by some epidemic that towkay Loke Yew invited the spirits of Xian Si Shiye from the main branch in KL to appeased the deity so to help subdue the epidemic. In a mark of gratitude, the towkay took the lead to rebuild the temple.(1) Mr Loke Yew is a famous philanthropist whom is once known as the richest man in the world.

I hope to see this temple remains another 100 years to come and If you would like to add more info to this post, kindly do leave a comment.

Guang Fu Miao-Bentong / 廣福廟-文冬 9

Below:-The Taoist Mountain / Xian Shan / 仙山.

Guang Fu Miao-Bentong / 廣福廟-文冬 10

Other post related to Xian Si Shi Ye temple:-

Xian Si Shi Ye Gong-Kuala Lumpur / 仙四師爺宮-吉隆坡

Long Bang Gu Miao-Kalumpang / 龍邦古廟-龍邦

Shi Ye Miao-Sg.Besi / 師爺庙-新街场

Xian Shi Gong-Bukit Mor / 仙師宮-武吉摩

Xian Si Shi Ye Gong-Semenyih / 仙四師爺宮-士毛月

Qian Gu Miao-Rasah / 千古庙-亚沙

Shi Ye Gong-Rawang / 師爺宮-萬撓

Yue Shan Gu Miao-Kuala Kubu Baru / 岳山古廟-新古毛

Xian Si Shi Ye Gong-Serendah / 仙四師爺宮-双文丹

Ref:-
(1) Genesis of the Xian Shiye Cult in Malaysia By VOON Phin Keong, EE Chong Huat, LEE Kim Sin /P53. – Malaysian Journal of Chinese Studies, 2014, 3(1): 37-59.





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Jiang Long Si-Parit Unas / 江龍寺-巴力温那

Jiang Long Si-Parit Unas / 江龍寺-巴力温那.

Location:- Parit Unas, Muar, Johor / 巴力温那, 麻坡, 柔佛州.

– about 100meters away from Nan Ting Si-Parit Unas / 南亭寺-巴力温

aka Persatuan Meditasi Kuang Sheng Parit Unas,Muar,Johor.

Facing a river with a jetty not far, this temple would most probably been build here by fisherman seeking for blessing from the deity so they could have a safe journey and a better yield. I have been to this place a couple of times but unfortunately, there were always something blocking it’s main entrance. Hence, the no post. This time around, it was completely clear.

Jiang Long Si-Parit Unas / 江龍寺-巴力温那

Jiang Long Si-Parit Unas / 江龍寺-巴力温那 2

Not too sure about its existence as there wasn’t any body around to feed more infomation but I do believe that it must have been here for some time. Looking at the architecture design, it’s would most probably been build or rebuild in the 80s.

Jiang Long Si-Parit Unas / 江龍寺-巴力温那 3

Jiang Long Si-Parit Unas / 江龍寺-巴力温那 4

It interior consist of 3 simple altar. Its main altar is dedicated to the worshipped of its main patron deity Xuan Tian Shang Di / 玄天上帝 along with the Monkey God, Qi Tian Da Sheng / 齊天大聖 and The goddess of seafarer, Tian Hou Niang Niang / 天后娘娘.

An altar to the right is dedicated to Guan Sheng Da Di / 關聖大帝, while the altar to the left is dedicated to multiple deities.

Jiang Long Si-Parit Unas / 江龍寺-巴力温那 5

Jiang Long Si-Parit Unas / 江龍寺-巴力温那 6





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Ping Ann Keong-Tanjung Karang / 平安宮-丹绒加弄

Ping Ann Keong-Tanjung Karang / 平安宮-丹绒加弄.

Location:- Jalan Tepi Sungai, Tanjung Karang, Selangor / 丹绒加弄, 雪蘭莪州.

Pinyin:- Ping An Gong, aka Persatuan Penganut Dewa Ping Ann Keong.

We were travelling along Federal Route 5 till when one of us had a glimpse of this temple with a golden horse in between a row of shophouses. And since there were much time before dinner, we decided to turnaround looking for the road in. We arrived to this grand temple dedicated to local territorial deity, Na To Kong / 嗱督公. It has a large golden horse at its front yard along with statues of a Chinese child pushing crates of gold on both side. These two child statue is theme as the auspicious Tong Zi Song Bao / 童子送宝. But if you were to look closely, there are quite a number of them around. Very unique. This temple is beautifully build and some how…it seem to be on an ideal location too.

Ping Ann Keong-Tanjung Karang / 平安宮-丹绒加弄

Ping Ann Keong-Tanjung Karang / 平安宮-丹绒加弄 2

Following the walkway to the interior, one could not help noticing the beautiful mural and wood carving along the way in. There is also small courtyard before the main prayer hall.


Ping Ann Keong-Tanjung Karang / 平安宮-丹绒加弄 3

On the interior, a huge altar with three section is placed on the center of this prayer hall. Due to regular incense offering, the whole altar is smoke stained and it made it look really good.

The center section is devoted to the worshipped of its main patron deity, Na To Kong / 嗱督公. The section to the right is dedicated to Da Bo Gong / 大伯公 along with his Wen Guan / 文官 and Wu Guan / 武官 while the left section is devoted to the worshipped of Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩 along with Jin Tong Yu Nu / 金童玉女. There is also a Tu Di Gong / 土地公 inshrined below the centre section of the altar.


Ping Ann Keong-Tanjung Karang / 平安宮-丹绒加弄 4

Ping Ann Keong-Tanjung Karang / 平安宮-丹绒加弄 5Ping Ann Keong-Tanjung Karang / 平安宮-丹绒加弄 6

BELOW:- Its Main Patron deity, Na To Kong / 嗱督公.

Ping Ann Keong-Tanjung Karang / 平安宮-丹绒加弄 7

Ping Ann Keong-Tanjung Karang / 平安宮-丹绒加弄 8





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Lian Hua An-Titi / 連花庵-知知港

Lian Hua An-Titi / 連花庵-知知港

aka Li Wang Lian Hua An / 梨旺連花庵 / Tokong Lian Fah Am – The oldest temple in Titi / 知知港.

Location :- Titi, Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan / Location:- 知知港, 日叻务, 森美兰州.

Travelling from Hulu Langat via Selangor State Route B32, one would definitely have to keep their eyes wide open as there are many blind corner along with wildlife crossings. It was a blessing that there weren’t much other vehicle. So we had a slow drive through. Beknown, there is no phone reception on certain part of this route.

This road connect to the Negeri Semblian State Route N32, (Jalan Semenyih-Kuala Klawang) and after the many turns, we were already looking for a place to stretch our backs, thats when we came upon a signage by the mainroad leading to this temple.

Located on a slightly elevated ground, it does has a peaceful and calm surrounding with a view towards the foothills of the Titiwangsa Mountains. At the front-yard, there is a small pond with lotus flowering on my visit. To me, thats an auspicious sign.


Lian Hua An-Titi / 連花庵-知知港

Lian Hua An-Titi / 連花庵-知知港 2

Lian Hua An-Titi / 連花庵-知知港 3

On the inside, there are many boards with name of contributor and photos of celebration done yesteryears hanging by the wall. There is also many colourful flower offered on the offering altar. According to the information board inside, this is known as the oldest surviving temple in Titi area dated back to 1876. There is also a photo of the old temple before its rebuilding in 1982.

Titi was discovered in the early 19th century and the town bloom due to its tin mining and rubber plantation businesses. Many chinese where brought in to work as labourers and founded smaller village nearby. Unfortunately during the Japanese occupation, many villagers were massacre. This dark event is known as the Titi Massacre. To read more about the massacre, visit here and here

It was during the Japanese occupation, the villagers of Sungai Muntoh / 雙溪文都新村 invited and placed the goddess statue in the village Lian Hua An branch temple, so that local residents could find spiritual sustenance.

Lian Hua An-Titi / 連花庵-知知港 4Lian Hua An-Titi / 連花庵-知知港 5

Lian Hua An-Titi / 連花庵-知知港 6

The main altar is dedicated to the worshipped of its main patron deity Nan Hai Guan Yin / 南海觀音. Other deities worshipped on this altar included Jin Tong Yu Nu / 金童玉女, Xuan Tan Yuan Shuai / 玄壇元帥 aka Marshall Zhao Gong Ming / 趙公明, Wei Tuo Pu Sa / 韋馱菩萨, Wen Shu Pu Sa / 文殊菩薩 and a tablet dedicated to Shi Ma Jiang Jun / 石馬將軍.

It Na To Gong / 嗱督公, shrine is situated at the front yard while another shrine by the side of this temple is dedicated to You Yuen Gong / 有願公.

A building further in, I believe, is used for its festival purposes. And not to miss out, a durian tree (fruiting while we’re there) in between both buildings. When it ripe’s, the comittees would definitely enjoy.

No further information can be obtain here as there were nobody around during our visit.

Lian Hua An-Titi / 連花庵-知知港 7

Lian Hua An-Titi / 連花庵-知知港 8





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