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Chiau Hooi Beo-Kuala Kangsar / 昭惠廟-江沙

Chiau Hooi Beo-Kuala Kangsar / 昭惠廟-江沙.

Pinyin:- Zhao Hui Miao

Location:- Kuala Kangsar, Perak / 江沙, 霹雳州.

Following the trunk road to this royal town of Perak , we decided to stop by for coffee as it was already a long journey. The owner of the coffee shop were able to chit chat a little with us. Talking about the livelihood of the Chinese community here, she mention that the oldest Chinese temple in this area is located not faraway. Upon hearing more, we decided to visit this temple.

On arrival, we were greeted by a huge Pai Lou / 牌樓 along with two long poles with colored flags raise to the top. This temple has a stage on its opposite for festival purposes and its Na To Gong / 嗱督公 shrine is located not faraway. A multi purpose hall is also build next to the temple for its community use. On todays visit, huge dragon joss sticks were arranged in line at its front suggesting to me that this temple should be doing it’s annual celebration soon.

Chiau Hooi Beo-Kuala Kangsar / 昭惠廟-江沙

Chiau Hooi Beo-Kuala Kangsar / 昭惠廟-江沙 2

Just as we entered the prayer hall, we were greeted by an elderly lady whom is the caretaker of this temple. Introduce to us as madam Toh / 杜女仕, she permitted us to document this location and at the same time filling us with information pertaining this temple. On a walkers due to stroke a while back, she would still insist to moved around without our assistance at the same time explaining precious informations. I couldn’t help thinking on what she’ve seen over many year in this temple.

A large offering table in front of the altar is arrange with huge size candles readying for its celebration. According to the caretaker, these candles will lit for a full month.

Chiau Hooi Beo-Kuala Kangsar / 昭惠廟-江沙 3

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Chiau Hooi Beo-Kuala Kangsar / 昭惠廟-江沙 6

A brief history of this temple and the journey of it’s deities coming to Malaya begins in the 1887 where a young man by the name of Ng Seng from Nan’an / 南安 , China visited a local temple to pled to Zhu Gong Yuan Shuai / 朱公元帥 for a safe journey to Malaya. He brought along 3 small deities in a weaved bamboo basket and travel the rough journey from China to Malaya. This bamboo basket is still placed in display at the office of this temple. Arriving safely at sungai petani, Kedah to seek for employment, he was thankful that what he had pled for was answered. So in 1892, he moved to Kuala Kangsar to work in a rubber plantation bringing along the deities he journeyed with from china. On an extra note, kuala kangsar is where the first rubber tree was planted in Malaya.

Much of the people working in the estate are from the same province. Lacking of a place of worship, they would visit Ng’s house to pray to the deity. In 1923, frequent visitors suggested to raise funds and build a place of worship dedicated to the patron deity Zhu Gong Yuan Shuai. At the same time, one of the early founder visited the original temple in Nan’an, China to invite another deity known as San Wei She Ren Gong / 三位舍人公 to be worship in this temple here.

This land where the temple sits on was actually a coconut plantation that was donated by a Mr P.C. Dury. In return the deity in this temple helped cured him from certain sickness. After been cured, he also donated a incense furnace to the temple in repayment of the miracle help he received. This old furnace still stand till today. In 1975, it’s committee’s begin erecting a beautiful Pau Lou and the temple was refurbish. And in 1978, it had a grand re-opening where many of its surrounding community attended.

Chiau Hooi Beo-Kuala Kangsar / 昭惠廟-江沙 7

Below:- Its wealth god Yi Jian Fa Chai / 一見發財 and the weaved bamboo basket that carried the deities in 1887.

Chiau Hooi Beo-Kuala Kangsar / 昭惠廟-江沙 8Chiau Hooi Beo-Kuala Kangsar / 昭惠廟-江沙 9

This temple has a five section altar in it’s main prayer hall. Beginning from the far left, an altar is devoted to the worship of Zhu Sheng Niang Niang / 注生娘娘 along with Goddess Guan Yin / Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩, Tian Hou Niang Niang / 天后娘娘, etc. Followed by an altar devoted to its 5 General / Wu Ye Yuan Shuai / 五爺元帥.

The center altar is devoted to their main patron deity Zhu Gong Yuan Shuai / 朱公元帥 along with Wen Wu Xiang Gong / 文武相公, San Wei She Ren Gong / 三位舍人公, Na Zha San Tai Zi / 哪吒三太孑, etc. While its White Tiger / Bai Hu / 白虎 is worshipped right below this center altar.

Followed by an altar devoted to its Lord Tai Sui / 太歲 and lastly, the altar to the far right is devoted to Fu De Zheng Shen / 福德正神. Other deities worshipped on this altar includeds Qi Tian Da Sheng / 齊天大聖, Guan Sheng Da Di / 關聖大帝, etc. On the side, an altar is build for the worship of their wealth god Yi Jian Fa Chai / 一見發財 also commonly known as Da Bo Ye / Tua Ya Pek / 大伯爺. Standing a straight on the altar, this deity is known to bring wealth luck to its worshippers.

Chiau Hooi Beo-Kuala Kangsar / 昭惠廟-江沙 10





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Peak Nam Tong-Kota Kinabalu / 碧南堂-亚庇.

Peak Nam Tong-Kota Kinabalu / 碧南堂-亚庇.

Pinyin:- Bi Nan Tang.

Aka. K.K. Peak Nam Tong Buddhist Mission

Location:- Kota Kinabalu, Sabah / 亚庇, 沙巴.

My first visit to this temple was in 2009 and If memory serve me right, it was going through some renovation works then. It was drizzling a little when we arrived on this sunny evening and i was really lucky that it didn’t pour wildly. The drizzle help clear the sky for some nice evening shots and i guess it helped wash the exterior as well. The caretaker were at his desk when we arrived. Much thanks to him, i was able to find out some detail about this place. He explain that this temple was first establish in 1970 and was refurbish in 1982. He also introduce us to each and every deity in this temple with much detail and mention that it main patron deity was invited over here to this temple from An Xi, Fujian Province, China.

Peak Nam Tong-Kota Kinabalu / 碧南堂-亚庇1

Located in a housing estate, this temple has a 9 tiers pagoda builded next to it and when lighted at night, it emit a beautiful glow visible miles away. It also has a octagonal shaped Tian Gong / 天宮 shrine builded on its compound for the worshipped of the Jade emperor / Yu Huang Da Di / 玉皇大帝.

In the main prayer hall, its surrounding walls are fill with colorful drawings about their main patron deity along with large murals of The Four Heavenly Kings /Si Da Tian Wang / 四大天王. Parade banner with names of its patron deities at also been displayed too.

Peak Nam Tong-Kota Kinabalu / 碧南堂-亚庇2

Peak Nam Tong-Kota Kinabalu / 碧南堂-亚庇3

Peak Nam Tong-Kota Kinabalu / 碧南堂-亚庇4Peak Nam Tong-Kota Kinabalu / 碧南堂-亚庇5

It’s main prayer hall consist of three beautifully crafted altar. The center altar is devoted to the worshipped of it’s main patron deity Guang Ze Zun Wang / 廣澤尊王. This red faced deity with protruding eyes are usually seen seated with his right foot pointing to his left knees and he is said to have existed during the five dynasties and ten kingdom period in Nan’an , Quanzhou, Fujian Province / 南安, 泉州, 福建省.

The deity to his right is known as Sheng Ma Xian Fei / 聖媽仙妃 aka Miao Yin Xian Fei / 妙應仙妃 and is the missus of Lord Guang. Legend has it that she bore him 13 sons whom is known as Shi San Tai Bao / 十三太保. Other deities worshipped on this altar includes Na Zha San Tai Zi / 哪吒三太孑 and interestingly, the Er Shi Ba Xiu / 二十八宿. These are the deities of the 4 cardinal points and its constellation groups (7 in each cardinal point) also known as twenty eight mansion.

Peak Nam Tong-Kota Kinabalu / 碧南堂-亚庇6

An altar to the right in the main prayer hall is devoted to the worship of its other patron deities. Among the deities worshipped on this altar includes Qing Shui Zu Shi / 清水祖師, Zhang Gong Sheng Jun 張公聖君, Guan Sheng Da Di / 關聖大帝, Er Lang Shen Jun / 二郎神君, Fu De Zheng Shen / 福德正神 also known as Da Bo Gong / 大伯公.

And altar to the left is devoted to the worship of Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩. Other deities worshiped on this altar includes Tian Hou Niang Niang / Goddess Tian Hou / 天后娘娘, Qi Xian Niang Niang / 七仙娘娘, etc..

Peak Nam Tong-Kota Kinabalu / 碧南堂-亚庇7Peak Nam Tong-Kota Kinabalu / 碧南堂-亚庇8

Peak Nam Tong-Kota Kinabalu / 碧南堂-亚庇9

An adjoining hall behind houses a large altar fill with ancestral tablets. It’s walls are painted with drawing of the 24 filial piety along with a rarely seen image of the deity Kui Xing / 魁星 aka Da Kui Xing Jun / 大魁星君. This deity is known to be the god of examination and will bestow its worshipers with academic success.

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Guan Di Tan-Jerteh / 關帝壇-日底

Guan Di Tan-Jerteh / 關帝壇-日底.

Location:- Jerteh, Besut, Terengganu / 日底, 勿述, 登嘉樓州.

Visiting a friend who reside in setiu, Terengganu brought about a conversation piece relating to a temple that was mention to him by the locals nearby.

And since we were already around the area, we decided to find this temple which we only know its location through hearsay. Fortunately enough, we were able to locate this temple without making too much wrong turns since it is located further inland from the costal area. It was quite a hot day when we arrived and I guess everybody was out for lunch. Therefore, I’ve no information about its formation or history.

Guan Di Tan-Jerteh / 關帝壇-日底

Situated near some plantation, this place should be very cooling from dusk till dawn. There is high probability that this structure is newly build as it looks like it is under going some finishing touches.

Guan Di Tan-Jerteh / 關帝壇-日底 2

Judging from the condition of the statues, i believe that the deities has been worship for a while and certain of its design has already been obsolete. This also suggest to me that the devotee or committees of this temple has been practicing their worship needs elsewhere or maybe, this premise is a new structure over its old premise.

This temple is devoted to the worship of its main patron deity Guan Sheng Da Di / 關聖大帝. Commonly known as the red face Chinese god of war, it is a deity whom is known to protects one from any ghostly disturbance and bad lucks. There is three altar in its main prayer hall. Beside it main patron deity, there are other deities worshipped on its main altars. This includes Na Zha San Tai Zi / 哪吒三太孑, Hua Guang Da Di / 華光大帝, Fa Zhu Gong /法主公, Zhu Sheng Niang Niang / 注生娘娘, Tie Guai Li / Iron-Crutch Li / 鐵拐李, Qi Tian Da Sheng / 齊天大聖, etc…

Another altar below it is devoted to the worship of it local earth deities along with Da Er Bo Ye / Tua Dee Ya Pek / 大二伯爺.

An altar to the left in this prayer hall is devoted to the worship of Fu De Zheng Shen / 福德正神 also commonly known as Da Bo Gong / 大伯公 while the altar on the right is devoted to Goddess Guan Yin / Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩.

Guan Di Tan-Jerteh / 關帝壇-日底 3

A shrine is build on its front side for the worship of the local area deity, Na To Gong / 嗱督公. On the other side, a pagoda looking incense furnace is also build.
Beautiful carved murals are attach to its background on all it altars. Painted in gold, each has its unique carved. A mural of a dragon is attach on the main altar while a Lotus mural is attach to the altar devoted to Goddess Guan Yin / Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩.

Guan Di Tan-Jerteh / 關帝壇-日底 4Guan Di Tan-Jerteh / 關帝壇-日底 5

Guan Di Tan-Jerteh / 關帝壇-日底6

Guan Di Tan-Jerteh / 關帝壇-日底 7Guan Di Tan-Jerteh / 關帝壇-日底 8

On this visit, the fierce looking dragons curling on its main pillars were undergoing some paint works. It’s striking colors makes it very grand by the temple entrances.

Guan Di Tan-Jerteh / 關帝壇-日底 9





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Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖

Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖

Aka Persatuan Penganut Dewa Fook Teck Soon Sern Full.

Location:- 8th mile, Jalan Senggarang, Batu Pahat, Johor / 新加蘭路八支, 峇株巴辖, 柔佛.

Build on a hilly slope above a papaya farm, this temple provides a magnificent view to its visitors. Staring afar, one would definitely be mesmerized by the view of its surrounding hilly greens. We arrived late so i was rushing to get some photos of its exterior before the sunlight fades away.

Be aware that the road leading to this place is located on a curve along federal route 5 also known as Jalan Batu Pahat-Pontian. It also has a small signage erected by the side of the main road for easy finding.

Upon arrival, visitors would be greeted by two miniature pagoda in front of a prayer hall known as Dou Mu Gong / 斗姥宮. These pagodas, if not mistaken are known as the north and south tower that is usually found in much temple devoted to Dou Mu Yuan Jun / 斗母元君 or Jiu Huang Da Di / 九皇大帝.

Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖1

The main prayer hall of this temple is uniquely designed. It’s structure is octagonal in shape and it has a huge maindoor leading into it. On its main altar, its main patron deity Qi Tian Da Sheng / 齊天大聖 commonly known as the monkey god, Sun Wu Kong / 孫悟空 sits grandly on it.

The main deity is huge making it about 6-7 feet in height even when its sitting down. Other deities worshipped on this altar includes Na Zha San Tai Zi / 哪吒三太孑, Fa Zhu Gong /法主公, Fu De Zheng Shen / 福德正神, Goddess Guan Yin / Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩, Tian Hou Niang Niang / Goddess Tian Hou / 天后娘娘, Guan Sheng Da Di / 關聖大帝, etc…

Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖2

Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖3

Uniquely in this prayer hall, a Bronze Shakyamuni Buddha / Shi Jia Mou Ni Fo / 釋迦牟尼佛 statue with a finger pointing upwards on one hand and pointing downwards on the other is placed standing on a big bowl fill with water. This deity is rarely seen and I was astonish to see it here. To my understanding from other visits, devotees would scoop some water and pour it over the statue. This is said to bring good luck and prosperity.

Mythologically, It is said that when Shakyamuni was born, he walked seven steps to each cardinal and return to the center with one finger pointing to heaven and another pointing to earth. Hence the pose of this deity.

Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖4

On one side of it main prayer hall, the figurine of the 60 Tai Sui / 太歲 is worshipped. All 60 of them has it name and year of ruling tag on it for easy recognition.

Multiple shrine are seen on its side of its main prayer hall. They are devoted to Na To Gong / 嗱督公, Hu Ye Gong / 虎爺公 aka Bai Hu / 白虎 and a shine for its Yin Deities.

Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖5Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖6

The Dou Mu Gong / 斗姥宮 prayer hall mention earlier is build devoted to the worship of Dou Mu Yuan Jun / 斗母元君 along with other deities. They includes Nan Dou Xing Jun / 南斗星君, Bei Dou Xing Jun / 北斗星君, Lin Fu Tai Shi / 林府太師 and Hua Guang Xian Shi / 華光先師.

Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖7Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖8

Another prayer hall is located behind the Dou Mu Gong / 斗姥宮 prayer hall. It is build with a higher view and is devoted to the worship of Lord Buddha / Fo Zu / 佛祖.

On this visit, the temple is at the final stage of building a Pavillion in front of it. Already, it has a vast surrounding with landscape ponds decorated with beautiful garden ornaments of Pi Xiu / 貔貅 and dragons. This place will definitely be more beautiful when I visit again in future.

Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖9





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