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Nan Ting Si-Parit Unas / 南亭寺-巴力温那

Nan Ting Si-Parit Unas / 南亭寺-巴力温那.

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

Famously known as San Chai Ye Miao.

It was my 1st outstation job to Muar, Johor that I was brought to this temple by a client. But knowing then, being young, I’ve totally forgot about this place and have a vague memory of it.

So after 18 years, It was a friend that mention about this place while having tea. My friend, in his 50s now, talked about a temple that his departed mom used to visit when he was in his teens. He couldn’t recall where this temple is located exactly or what deity this temple is devoted to but according to him, those days, tour buses would bring devotee from a far to this temple. Well, after further discussion, way pass midnight, along with some clues of its whereabout, we decided to recce the location before our visit the next day.

Nan Ting Si-Parit Unas / 南亭寺-巴力温那

On our visit the following day, We were very surprise that till today, many years later, the tour buses still comes. Visitors were busy taking photographs while some were busy doing their offering and prayers.

There is large tree nearby that shelters a few stall selling drinks, fruits and locally made biscuits to visitors. Other stalls here offers numerous craft works, jades, crystal and souvenirs. Fortune teller’s and medicine man are also seen offering their services to the high volume of visitors here too.

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Geographically, this place is situated on a vast flat land with a river at the front of the temple. If my memory serve me right, the river were much wider back those days than it is now. Fishing boats were fully parked by its banks and a small jetty is build by it side. I really could’t remember a jetty been there during my first visit.

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Two huge marble lion is place at the front the entrance, guarding the entrance to the main prayer hall. The center altar in this prayer hall is devoted to the deity of Goddess Guan Yin / Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩 flank by Jin Tong / 金童 also known as Shan Cai Tong Zi / 善財童子 and Yu Nu / 玉女 by it side. The altar to the right is dedicated to Qi Tian Da Sheng / 齊天大聖 while the altar to the left is dedicated to Tian Hou Sheng Mu / 天后聖母 more popularly known as Goddess Tian Hou .

Devotee are seen working on the Chinese fortune stick / 求籤 for advise to their prayers. Also known as Kau Chim in Cantonese, this divination method consist of many bamboo sticks in a larger bamboo tube. Each of the smaller stick has a number and the devotee would knell before the deity with the question they wish to seek the answer for. By shaking the bamboo tube sincerely a smaller bamboo stick would pop out of the tube. The devotee would then take the stick and consult at the counter for explanation of the meanings hence answering their question.

The architecture of this premise is slightly different compare to many temple I’ve visited. I notice that some columns in this temple is made out of metal and there is something unique about it that I could’t explain here. From observation, the rain water from the roof of the temple is channel to a lotus pond behind the temple. Enviromentally wise.

Nan Ting Si-Parit Unas / 南亭寺-巴力温那 05

The architecture of this premise is slightly different compare to many temple I’ve visited. I notice that some columns in this temple is made out of metal and there is something unique about it that I could’t explain here. From observation, the rain water from the roof of the temple is channel to a lotus pond behind the temple.

Its has a courtyard that is decorated with bonsai and chinese ornaments with well kept grasses. I’ve always like these type of environment.

This temple was establish in 1939 and was founded by the late Dato Kor Thian Peng whom is said to be the foster son of late Johor Sultan. He is also the medium in this temple and is the only medium to be conferred a Datoship in Muar, Johor. There is also a road named after him. A memorial hall is built at the side of the main prayer hall to commemorate his contribution to the community.

A Chinese primary school near the temple was built and operates with contribution from the temple along with the Sultan’s donation. Even the name of the temple SRJKC San Chai is derived from the famous deity here.

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Another premise located nearby is dedicated the worship of Shakyamuni Buddha / Shi Jia Mou Ni Fo / 釋迦牟尼佛. The statue of this deity is huge…probably about one and a half storey high. I would definitely return in future and to pick up an introduction book about their history and contribution which has ran out on this visit.

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2013-Muar 9 Emperor Festival / 麻坡斗母宮九皇大帝誕

2013-Muar 9 Emperor Festival / 麻坡斗母宮九皇大帝誕

Location: Muar, Johor / 麻坡, 柔佛.

Photos taken on 2013 during the street parade of the Nine Emperor God / Jiu Huang Da Di / 九皇大帝 festival held by Dou Mu Gong / 斗母宮 in Muar, Johor. This time around, the celebration was grander than my previous trip. The street parade is held on the 8th day of the festival and many other temple from around Muar would participated in this event. Many of these temple brought along their own Hua Che / 花車. A Hua Che is usually a car or truck that is decorated beautifully for the statue/deity to parade the street. Other participance carries their temple statue on a palanquin / 轎. Dragon and Lion dances are also seen parading along. Definitely an great event.

2013 九月初八柔佛麻坡斗母宮九皇大帝游行.


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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

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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..



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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.



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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.

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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.

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