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Cheng Choo Tze-Batu Maung / 清珠寺-峇都茅

Cheng Choo Tze-Batu Maung / 清珠寺-峇都茅.

PinYin:- Qing Zhu Si

Location:- Batu Maung, Penang / 峇都茅, 檳城州.

Also known as the Penang Bottle Temple.

A little further away from the previous temple, we a saw a little signage by the side of the road leading to this temple.

Situated on a much higher ground overlooking a large field, its surrounding is decorated with chinese medicated liquor bottles. Even the stair rails and part of the walls of the main prayer hall has these liquor bottles build in them. Not sure if all is empty but its definitely a unique site.


Cheng Choo Tze-Batu Maung / 清珠寺-峇都茅

Cheng Choo Tze-Batu Maung / 清珠寺-峇都茅 2



It’s main altar consist of a huge wood tablet dedicated to the worship of their main patron deity Jiu Long Xian Shi / 九龍仙師, Yuan Tian Shang Di / 元天上帝, Da Fa Xian Guan / 大法仙官, Fu Shen Zun Wei / 符神尊位 and Yin Yang Jiang Jun / 陰陽將軍. It’s Tiger General / Hu Ye / 虎爺, which uniquely has an egg balance on its head is worshipped on the side section below this altar. Other deities worshipped on this altar includes Na Zha San Tai Zi / 哪吒三太孑, Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩, Da Bo Gong / 大伯公, Guan Sheng Da Di / 關聖大帝, etc..



Cheng Choo Tze-Batu Maung / 清珠寺-峇都茅 3Cheng Choo Tze-Batu Maung / 清珠寺-峇都茅 4

Cheng Choo Tze-Batu Maung / 清珠寺-峇都茅 5



Steps on the side of this temple leads shrine’s dedicated to Zhong Kui / 鍾馗 the demon catcher, It local deity Na To Gong / 嗱督公 and another shrine dedicated to the Good Brother / Hou Xiong Di / 好兄弟. Further up, a large statue of the Goddess Guan Yin / Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩 placed at the center a pavilion. Much contruction material is seen here on this visit, perhaps the temple committee is planing more beautifying works to its surrounding.



Cheng Choo Tze-Batu Maung / 清珠寺-峇都茅 6Cheng Choo Tze-Batu Maung / 清珠寺-峇都茅 7

Cheng Choo Tze-Batu Maung / 清珠寺-峇都茅 8





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Cheng Chooi Keong-Batu Maung / 清水宮-峇都茅

Cheng Chooi Keong-Batu Maung / 清水宮-峇都茅.

Location:- Batu Maung, Penang / 峇都茅, 檳城州.

Pinyin:- Qing Shui Gong aka Rumah Berhala Cheng Chooi Keong.

Visiting a new development in this area brought me to this temple with a huge Pai Lou / 牌樓 that is located along the road up. At first glance, this place looks fairy new to me. Its roof is decorated with beautiful murals of deities and dragons along with a pair of stone lions guarding the temple. A little shrine on the corner is build devoted to the worship of its Na To Gong / 嗱督公.

Cheng Chooi Keong-Batu Maung / 清水宮-峇都茅

Cheng Chooi Keong-Batu Maung / 清水宮-峇都茅 02

Upon arrival, we were greeted by the temple caretaker Mr Liang. It was thankful that he was available to provide precious information about this place. It was told that the old temple is located not far from here and it was establish on the 16th day of the 1st moon in 1972.

This temple was only relocated here in 2012 as the land where the old temple sits was acquire for developments. Pointing to a framed up drawing, he further elaborated that the design of this new premise was build like the previous temple.

Cheng Chooi Keong-Batu Maung / 清水宮-峇都茅 03Cheng Chooi Keong-Batu Maung / 清水宮-峇都茅 04

Cheng Chooi Keong-Batu Maung / 清水宮-峇都茅 05

On the main altar, its main patron deity Qing Shui Zu Shi / 清水祖師 sits grandly on it along with another smaller statue of the same deity that was brought over from china more than 100 years ago. Other deities worshipped on this altar includes Fu De Zheng Shen / 福德正神 Aka Da Bo Gong / 大伯公, Cai Shen Ye / 財神爺, Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩, Guan Sheng Da Di / 關聖大帝, Tian Hou Niang Niang / 天后娘娘 along with Qian Li Yan / 千里眼 and Shun Feng Er / 順風耳.

In an adjoining hall, an altar dedicated to the worship of Xiong Di Gong / 兄弟公 is housed here. Also known as “Good Brother / Hou Xiong Di / 好兄弟” or Hou Men Gong / 後門神, they are the wandering souls or spirits whom is known to bless its worshipers with business and lottery lucks.

Cheng Chooi Keong-Batu Maung / 清水宮-峇都茅 06Cheng Chooi Keong-Batu Maung / 清水宮-峇都茅 07

Cheng Chooi Keong-Batu Maung / 清水宮-峇都茅 08





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Fu De Ci-Teluk Kumbar / 福德祠-公芭

Fu De Ci-Teluk Kumbar / 福德祠-公芭.

Location :- Teluk Kumbar, Penang / 公芭, 檳城.

Could also be known as Ju Bao Tang / 聚寶堂.

After a visit from the previous temple, we continue our journey to my job site located further south of this island. On arrival, we came upon this temple located at a corner with a natural stream flowing on the opposite. A few local were busy washing their motorcycle and cars with the water from the flowing stream. There wasn’t much information that I could obtain as there wasn’t anybody around. Located slightly elevated off the road, this Da Bo Gong / 大伯公 temple is a beautiful relaxing place to stop by. It also has a shrine dedicated to the worship of its local deity Na To Gong / 嗱督公 by the side.

Fu De Ci-Teluk Kumbar / 福德祠-公芭1

Fu De Ci-Teluk Kumbar / 福德祠-公芭2

Its prayer hall has three wooden plaque on its main altar. Chinese couplets / Dui Lian / 對聯 (pairs of auspicious poetic phrase) are carved on the side plaque while the center plaque is carved with the name of it main patron deity Fu De Zheng Shen / 福德正神 aka Da Bo Gong / 大伯公. This deity is usually depicted as an old man with long white beards holding a wooden staff and a gold ingot. Another signage in this prayer hall suggest that it could also be known as Ju Bao Tang / 聚寶堂.

Fu De Ci-Teluk Kumbar / 福德祠-公芭3





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Fu Xing Gong Snake temple-Penang / 福興宮蛇廟-檳城

Fu Xing Gong Snake temple-Penang / 福興宮蛇廟-檳城.

aka Ban Kah Lan / 萬腳蘭, Temple of the Azure Cloud / Qing Yuan Yan / 清雲岩, Qing Long Miao / 青龍廟

Location:- Bayan Lepas, Penang / 峇六拜, 檳城.

A very popular tourist destination, it’s has a beautiful Pai Lou / 牌樓 with steps heading up to the temples courtyard. Also known as the Temple of the Azure Cloud, this temple is famous for the mysterious appearance of snakes in this temple. In other words, the snakes has made this place a sanctuary. It has a snake farm by the side where visitors could learn and understand on how we could co-exists peacefully with these reptiles.

With keen eyes, you would be able to spot these reptiles on the move or resting on tree branches around this temple. Over the years, the snake population here has dwindled due to urbanization of its surroundings. With a main road in front and building around, snake would definitely have a problem wiggling their way here.

Fu Xing Gong Snake temple-Penang / 福興宮蛇廟-檳城1

It’s facade is beautifully design with murals of dragon and tiger flanking the main door.This place has been through multiple refurbishing as it was once an attap house surrounded by greens. This is also one of the five temples maintain by the Penang Hokkien Kongsi. Antiques belonging to the Hokkien Kongsi is also placed on display by a side hall next to this temple.

Fu Xing Gong Snake temple-Penang / 福興宮蛇廟-檳城2

Fu Xing Gong Snake temple-Penang / 福興宮蛇廟-檳城3Fu Xing Gong Snake temple-Penang / 福興宮蛇廟-檳城4

Fu Xing Gong Snake temple-Penang / 福興宮蛇廟-檳城5

It’s main prayer hall houses three altar, the altar to the left is dedicated to the worship of Yan Lou Wang / King Yama / 閻羅王 aka Yan Luo Tian Zi / 閻羅天子 whom is flanked by Niu Tou Ma Mian / 牛头馬面, the center altar is dedicated to its main patron deity Qing Shui Zu Shi / 清水祖師, also known as Chor Soo Kong / Zu Shi Gong / 祖師公. Two bamboo stand is placed in front of this altar where pit vipers would be resting upon. Uniquely, they seem very unbothered by visitors and would just curl on it.

An altar to left is dedicated to Zhu Sheng Niang Niang / 注生娘娘, a famous deity whom is known to grant fertility to its believers. While cabinets fill with multiple deities are displayed by the side. A 600 pound bronze bell made back in 1886 is also hang in this main prayer hall. Till today, this bell is still rung on the 1st and 15th of every lunar month. A side hall next to the main prayer hall is dedicated to the worship of Fu De Zheng Shen / 福德正神 aka Da Bo Gong / 大伯公.

Walking through it landscaped garden, a pavilion located behind this temple houses an altar dedicated to the worship of Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩.



Fu Xing Gong Snake temple-Penang / 福興宮蛇廟-檳城6

Fu Xing Gong Snake temple-Penang / 福興宮蛇廟-檳城7Fu Xing Gong Snake temple-Penang / 福興宮蛇廟-檳城8

Due to lack of information, the exact date of its existence is unknown but the artifact and antique in the temple suggested it should be around the mid 19 century.

Anyway a brief history of this temple goes something like this. During the early 19th century, a monk from china brought along this deity known as Chor Soo Kong to this island of Malaya. He build a temple dedicated to its worship at the same time healing sickness and granting favors to its devotees. As news spreads, a scottish pioneer nutmeg planter mr. David Brown from Gelugor Estate visited this temple to seek advise on his long ailing sickness. So when the deity help cured him, he donated a tract of land for a temple in gratitude of the deities help. Along with the help from public donation this temple was build.

According to legend, snakes mysteriously appear upon the completion of this temple and even more so during the annual celebration of Chor Soo kong.

Fu Xing Gong Snake temple-Penang / 福興宮蛇廟-檳城9





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