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Tua Pek Kong,a small Chinese Temple
                         Located on the intersection between Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Padungan , opposite the Waterfront,this ornately decorated Temple is very famous and attended by  the Chinese community here,representing around 20% of the local population.It is the oldest Chinese Temple in Kuching believed to date from around 1850.
                         Tua Pek kong is one of the Pantheon of Malaysian Chinese gods,a man from the Hakka clan who landed in the 18th century,after a shipwreck on Penang island in Malaysia.
Nowadays Tua Pek Kong is worshipped by the Malaysian Chinese throughout the country.
                         This temple was built according to the Feng Shui principles facing the river and with a hill at the back.
                         One can see the divinity in the inner court where a large ornate altar is placed where Tua Pek Kong is sitting on his throne.

                        One can find a review with nice pics posted by Sheounz Leong Su Wei in  http:// sheounz.blogspot.com/2009/09/play-siew-san-teng-tua-pek-kong-kuching.html
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Tua Pek Kong,a small Chinese Temple
Tua Pek Kong,a small Chinese Temple
the roof ridge is decorated with a…
the roof ridge is decorated with …
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