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Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里

Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里.

Location:- Kampung Bukit Chandang, Batang Kali, Selangor / 峇冬加里,雪蘭莪.

Registered as Persatuan Penganut Dewa Kuan Sheng Ti Batang Kali in 1994.

Travelling from Fraser Hill to Kuala Lumpur, we stopped upon this usually quite village of Batang Kali for some evening tea. This village is known now Kampung Bukit Chandang after a change of name from Kampung Baru Batang Kali.

Batang Kali was mainly developed due to the rise in tin mining and rubber plantation in the 19th century. There isn’t much history I could uncover beside the 1948 massacre tragedy that you could search online for more detail.

Located a top the village with a green hill as it’s background, this temple has been the place of worshipped by the nearby local for many years.

Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里

Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里 2

Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里 3

Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里 4Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里 5

Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里 6

It has a Pai Lou / 牌樓 in front of the temple that can be seen from the nearby main road. A wooden staged use for its festival purposes is also constructed nearby with two stone lion guarding the temples entrance.

The temple caretaker were about to close up the place when we arrived but he was kind enough to let us document this premise before doing so.

This temple houses three altars in the main prayer hall with painting of the Si Da Tian Wang / 四大天王 on both wall. The centre altar consist of three sections. Enshrined on the center section is their main patron deity, the chinese god of prosperity and war, Guan Sheng Da Di / 關聖大帝 also commonly known as Guan Di / 關帝. The left section is dedicated to the worshipped of Liao Fu Da Ren / 廖府大人 and Huang Li Da Shi / 黄利大使 while the section on the right is dedicated to Tong Yuan Zun Wang / 通遠尊王 and Xuan Tian Shang Di / 玄天上帝. The altar to the far right is dedicated to the worshipped of Fu De Zheng Shen / 福德正神 or more commonly know as Da Bo Gong / 大伯公 and the altar to the left is dedicated to the founder of this temple.

Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里 7

Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里 8

Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里 9





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Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛

Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛.

Location:- Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor / 新古毛, 雪蘭莪.

My last visit to Kuala Kubu Baru was in 2011 and after visiting a temple nearby, it was already getting late to visit this temple then. Since i’m passing through this area, we decided to stop by for a visit.

There is two entrance leading to this place. The first entrance would bring you pass a small bridge and to the steps leading up the hill. Atop those steps, a Pai Lou / 牌樓 stood grandly above. The other entrance is located further down the road and it would let you drive all the way to the top reaching the temples courtyard. Located at the top of a hill, it does has a good view with a statue of Guan Yin Bodhisattva overlooking the nearby village.

The caretaker were going about his chores when we arrive. Mr Yong Wei Sin / 楊偉盛, the caretaker of this temple, has been taking care of this premise for only a few years so the exact history of this temple is not known to him but he did try to help shed some light on its existence.

Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛

Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛 2

Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛 3Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛 4

To determine the exact date on when this temple was first establish prove to be a difficult task. There were a few version of how it all started. Searches on the Internet resulted with conflicting theories.

Some news and reports mention that this place was first establish in 1923 or 1926 or 1953.

However, a marble attach to the inner wall is engraved with brief information about its existence. Based on the inscription, this temple was relocated from its original location in Old Kuala Kubu to this place in 1948 and in 1979, funds were raise for refurbishment along with a committee been setup to manage this temple. An old bell in the temple is engraved with the dated Guang Xu Ding Hai Year / 1887. The date on the bell also gives a clue that this temple, once located in old kuala kubu, may has been around way before the date’s above.

And also, the design on most of the statues in this temple is fairly old and rarely seen today.

Short History about the Flood in Kuala Kubu

There were two known major flood recorded in the history of Old Kuala Kubu. One happened sometime in October 1883 where a major flood was cause by a broken dam and the other happened in December 1926, when heavy rain causes the dam to burst its banks again. Both this events cause the lost of life and properties.

Between that period, there were many floods occurring in the area with each event getting worse than the previous. This is said to be caused by the tin mining activities up stream. The goverment needed a solution and decided to temperory moved all its administration center to a nearby town called Rasa at the same time rebuilding a new town nearby to the previous. This new town is named Kuala Kubu Bharu translated as New Kuala Kubu. The new town were completed in 1931 and all the government administration moved to the new township. Even in 1931, it is also recorded that a major flood did occur at the old town. The location where Old Kuala Kubu town once stood is now known as Ampang Pecah.

A version of its existence.

There is another temple with the same name located in Ampang Pecah (Old Kuala Kubu back then) . It is recorded that this temple survived the major flood in 1926 (some suggested in 1883 but photos and other clues suggested otherwise) and there is a probability that it may have relocated to this new premise on a higher elevated area since the older town was frequently flooded.

Some even suggested that the old temple was left abandoned as the occupants in the Old Kuala Kubu town moved to the new town of Kuala Kubu Bharu. To commemorate the older temple, the villager’s builded a new premise in the new area using the same name.

It was during the early 1980s that the location of where the older temple once stood were rediscovered and with donation from public and charity organisation, it was rebuild back at the original grounds and renamed to Guan Yin Gu Si / 觀音古寺. Today this place is also a famous tourist attraction in Kuala Kubu Bharu.

There are stories that the villager took shelter on a hilly temple during the major flood and also took shelter during the japanese invasion on malaya but i couldn’t determine which temple this is as the date on all these events are not confirm.

Kindly note that the above information were gathered with no documentation. Much are by piecing together the hearsay with resources found from the internet. I hope any of you who hail from this Kuala Kubu Bharu area could shed more light into the history of this temple. Kindly do leave a comment if you do have more information.

Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛 5

Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛 6

Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛 7Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛 8

The temple now

This temple has huge statue of Si Da Tian Wang / 四大天王 looking at you as you walk into the main prayer hall. Everything inside look as it has stop in time a few decade ago. With the smoke stain surrounding, one could just imagined those grand celebration it held during festival times.

There is a total of seven altar enshrined in the main prayer hall of this temple. The center altar is devoted to the worshipped of its main patron deity, The goddess Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩.

The altar to the left is dedicated to Di Zang Wang Pu Sa / 地藏王菩薩 along with Wei Tuo Pu Sa / 韋馱菩萨, Qi Tian Da Sheng / 齊天大聖, Guan Sheng Da Di / 關聖大帝, Hua Tuo Xian Shi / 華佗仙師, The Eighteen Arhats / Shi Ba Lou Han / 十八羅漢 and Xuan Tan Yuan Shuai / 玄壇元帥 whom is more commonly known as Zhao Gong Ming / 趙公明. The altar to the further left is fill with ancestral tablets with a statue of a monk. This altar, according to the caretaker, is dedicated to the founder of this temple.

Based on information written on a yellow notice attach to this altar to the right, enshrined here are Shang Zhong Xia San Yuan / 上中下三元, Zhun Ti Pu Sa / 準提菩薩, Wen Chang Gong / 文昌公, Hua Guang Da Di / 華光大帝, Tai Yin Xing Jun / 太陰星君, Tai Yang Xing Jun / 太陽星君 and Guang Ze Zun Wang / 廣澤尊王 while the altar to the further right is dedicated to the worshipped of Lord Buddha / Fo Zu / 佛祖 and Tai Sui / 太歲.

An individual altar by the left wall is dedicated to Jin Hua Fu Ren / 金花夫人 aka Jin Hua Niang Niang / 金花娘娘 and the remaining altar by the right wall is dedicated to Fu De Zheng Shen / 福德正神 also commonly known as Da Bo Gong / 大伯公.

An adjoining prayer hall on the side is dedicated to it Yin deities, Cheng Huang Ye / 城隍爺 with Da Bo Ye / 大伯爺 and the civil judge, Pan Guan / 判官. Enshrined along in this prayer hall is the tiger god, Bai Hu / 白虎 and the dragon god, Lung Shen / 龍神. There is also another room by the side that is used to house many ancestors tablet. There is two statue dressed in chinese imperial clothing’s. According to inscription at the base of the statue, one of them is known as Mr.Tan Kim Bee / 陳金美 . It is said that he was once the biggest miner in Kuala Kubu. The named on the other statue is known as Mr Zhang Hon Diao / 張鴻釣. I believe, he too, is a prominent member of the society back then. Kindly do leave a comment if you any information pertaining this two statues or this temple.

Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛 9

Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛 10Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛 11





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Sheng Niang Miao-Mantin / 聖娘廟-文丁

Sheng Niang Miao-Mantin / 聖娘廟-文丁

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

More commonly known as Tian Hou Shui Wei Sheng Niang Miao-Mantin / 天后水尾聖娘廟-文丁.
Registered as Rumah Berhala Thian Heow Sui Moi Sin Nyong in 1974.

A little signage lead us to this temple when we were searching around for a good place to have our evening coffee. This temple is located in housing area located not far away from the main town of Mantin.

Upon arrival, we were greeted by the temple caretaker, Madam Lim Choon Lan / 林春蘭 and she was kind enough to take the time to tell us about the temple’s history and activities. According to her, this place of worshipped was establish in 1900. The main deity, known here as Tian Hou Shui Wei Sheng Niang / 天后水尾聖娘, has been in existence for more than a hundred years and was actually housed in a small wooden shrine in a location near this current temple. After years of worshipped, the villagers nearby decided to rebuild a bigger temple to commemorate the deities. Uniquely, due to the age, the design of the deities on the altar are less likely seen today.

Sheng Niang Miao-Mantin / 聖娘廟-文丁

Its main prayer hall consist of a main altar with five section. The first section is enshrined with two wooden tablet. I couldn’t be sure to whom exactly one of these tablet is dedicated to but the other is dedicated to the 108 brothers / 108兄弟公, based on the inscription carved on the tablet. The 108 brothers is a group of 19th century sea merchant from Hainan, China. They were killed by pirates and was thrown into the sea off the coast of Vietnam. It was told that the 108 brothers killed became sea spirit whom protect sea merchants who travel that route at sea. Later, these 108 spirit was bestowed with the tittle Zhao Ying Ying Lie 108 Zhong Hun / 昭应英烈108忠魂 by the hainanese sea merchants.

Sheng Niang Miao-Mantin / 聖娘廟-文丁 2

Sheng Niang Miao-Mantin / 聖娘廟-文丁 3

Sheng Niang Miao-Mantin / 聖娘廟-文丁 4Sheng Niang Miao-Mantin / 聖娘廟-文丁 5

Enshrined on the second section facing the main entrance is their main patron deity, Shui Wei Niang Niang / 水尾娘娘 along with Tian Hou Niang Niang / 天后娘娘. The third section is dedicated to the worshipped of Guan Sheng Da Di / 關聖大帝 flank by it assistants, Zhou Cang / 周倉 and Guan Ping Tai Zi / 關平太孑. Other deities worshipped on this section includes Hua Guang Da Di / 華光大帝 and Xuan Tian Shang Di / 玄天上帝. The fourth section is dedicated to the worshipped of the Goddess Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩 and the last section towards the right is dedicated to the worshipped of the yearly Tai Sui / 太歲.

On the left hand corner of this main prayer hall, a papier mache of the wealth deity, Da Bo Ye / 大伯爺 is enshrined. The tiger deity, Bai Hu / 白虎 is also worshipped in the main prayer hall and the it’s Na To Gong / 嗱督公 is housed in a shrine outside, next to the temple.

Sheng Niang Miao-Mantin / 聖娘廟-文丁 6

Sheng Niang Miao-Mantin / 聖娘廟-文丁 7





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Bo Gong Miao-Rompin / 伯公廟-雲冰

Bo Gong Miao-Rompin / 伯公廟-雲冰.

Location: Kuala Rompin, Rompin, Pahang / 瓜拉雲冰, 雲冰, 彭亨.

Registered as KUIL CINA TUA PEI KONG in 1985.

It’s been many years that i’ve spoken about visiting this part of malaysia. This time around, i was lucky that i was invited by friend’s to join along for this road trip. As there was no direct access via the highway, almost the whole journey were done through federal route’s between palm tree estates. We arrived at Kuala Rompin in the evening and saw this huge beautiful Pai Lou / 牌樓 leading to a temple while heading to the nearby resort. This temple is located next to a chinese primary school along the main road. Since it was already late, I’ve decided to make a return trip the next day.

Bo Gong Miao-Rompin / 伯公廟-雲冰

Bo Gong Miao-Rompin / 伯公廟-雲冰 2

Upon arrival the following day, we were greeted by the temple caretaker whom had spend time to explain much of its history and surrounding. According to him, this is the only chinese temple located in this area.

Based on what we’ve gathered, this place of worship had actually started in a wooden house till some devotees donated this land to the temple. With funds raised by generous donors, they were able to build a larger temple here. The caretaker couldn’t be sure of the exact date but it was said that all this were during the 1970′s. The only clue provided were a donor’s recognition board for a stage that is dated 1978. It was in 1984 that this temple did its major refurbishment.

Much of the interior and exterior wall were painted with beautiful drawings of chinese deities Neatly kept, it is enshrined with three altars.

Bo Gong Miao-Rompin / 伯公廟-雲冰 3

Bo Gong Miao-Rompin / 伯公廟-雲冰 4Bo Gong Miao-Rompin / 伯公廟-雲冰 5

The main altar on the centre is devoted to the worshipped of its main patron deity, Da Bo Gong / 大伯公. According to the caretaker, it is commonly known here as a Teochew Da Bo Gong. Beside him, the god of war and fortune, Guan Sheng Da Di / 關聖大帝 and Guo Sheng Ye / 郭聖爺 is also enshrined here. Guo Sheng Ye / 郭聖爺 is more commonly known as Guang Ze Zun Wang / 廣澤尊王.

An altar to the left is dedicated to the Goddess Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩 while the altar to the right is dedicated to Fa Zhu Gong /法主公. A huge rostrum of a sawfish is displayed here on this altar with red chinese characters written on it. Kindly note that this rostrum has been around since the 1970′s and it is a common relic displayed in temple’s visited by fishermen. It is illegal to purchase one today as the sawfish is now considered an endangered species.

Other deities enshrined in this temple includes Na Zha San Tai Zi / 哪吒三太孑, Bai Hu / 白虎 and Di Zhu Gong / 地主公. On the exterior, a shrine dedicated to it local area deity, Na To Gong / 嗱督公 is build by side of the main premise.

Bo Gong Miao-Rompin / 伯公廟-雲冰 6

Bo Gong Miao-Rompin / 伯公廟-雲冰 7Bo Gong Miao-Rompin / 伯公廟-雲冰 8

Bo Gong Miao-Rompin / 伯公廟-雲冰 9





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