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Loo Pun Hong-Penang / 魯班行-檳城

Loo Pun Hong-Penang / 魯班行-檳城.

Pinyin Lu Ban Hang, also known as Lu Ban Ku Miao / 魯班古廟 / North Duke’s Old Temple.

Location:- 70, Love Lane, Georgetown Penang,

I have always wanted to visit this place. I have first saw a photo of the deities/altar from a book by Keith Stevens title Chinese Gods. Then the only information I had was the deity in the book was from Malaysia.

Also known as the Carpenters Guild, which is founded in 1850s and was at No 5 Penang Street. The current temple here at No. 70 Love Lane was build in 1886. A minor restoration work that completes in 2001. This place is also a listed UNESCO heritage site in Penang.

On my arrival, I was fascinated with what I saw. The main altar is still the same as what i see in the book, the only noticeable difference is the drawing of the dragon behind the main deity is now faded. The deity Lu Ban / 魯班 which is a known patron deity for carpenters sits grandly on the center altar.

As we were walking to the back, a meeting hall, we were greeted by a Mr Lee. He was very kind to showed us around and explains much information about this place.

We were given the opportunity to take photos of sedan chairs that is used to parade the gods on the street of Penang about 100+ years ago. Also on display were tools invented by Lo Pan, Antique Banner and more. Mr Lee pointed out much of the great fine craft work done by craftsmen from china back then. One that caught my attention was the locking mechanism of the wooden main temples door which was design hundreds years ago.

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Below :- It’s antique sedan chair that is used to parade the deity on the streets of Penang 100+ years ago.

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Below:- These banners were carried by devotees to parade the street during festivals those day.

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Location Map / 神廟地圖

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My Time – – A web blog cataloging chinese temples in malaysia / 記錄馬來西亞廟宇文化.

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