Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bong Low Sian Tsze, Lundu

From Bong Low Sian Tsze, Lundu


Bong Low Sian Tsze, Lundu is situated not far from Gunung Gading National Park, the home to numerous rare plants including the world's largest flower, the Rafflesia.

The Rafflesia in Gunung Gading.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tua Pek Kong Lundu & the Rafflesia

From Tua Pek Kong, Lundu


Tua Pek Kong, Lundu is situated not far from Gunung Gading National Park, the home to numerous rare plants including the world's largest flower, the Rafflesia.

The Rafflesia in Gunung Gading.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The New 2009 Tai Pak Kung, Serian

Tai Pak Kung, Serian has a new temple in 2009 April. A local businessman has contributed RM300,000 to the contruction of this new temple.

From Tai Pak Kung 2009, Serian




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Saturday, October 24, 2009

The 'Rain Tree' of the Sibu Tua Pek Kong

The 'Rain Tree' & the Na Tuk Kong in front of the Eng Ann Teng Tua Pek Kong Temple in Sibu.
From Eng Ang Teng Sibu 2


Commemorative Plaque of the 'Rain Tree'.
From Eng Ang Teng Sibu 2



Extracts from the Commemorative Plaque...

"This splendid tree, locally known as ‘Kayu Hujan’ or ‘Rain Tree’ (Samanea-Saman) has been confirmed by the expert from the Sarawak Forestry Department that it is estimated to be more than 100 years old.
It is believed that it was planted by one of the early unknown settlers from China, presumably he was one of the earliest ‘Beca’ (trishaw) operator in Sibu town.

Finding himself unable to withstand the hot tropical sun, he planted this fast growing luxuriant tree, hoping it would give him a cool shade and thus, creating a strategic & focal point for him to continue his livelihood as ‘Beca’ operator to ferry nearby women-folk to worship at the nearby Tua Pek Kong Temple.
The tree had also borne some interesting legend as pointed out by one local historian.”


Sibu Eng Ann Teng Tua Pek Kong Temple
From Eng Ann Teng, Sibu


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Hock Teck Temple, Niah

Hock Teck Temple, about 100 km by road from Miri or Bintulu; the temple is located near to the famous Niah Cave of Sarawak.
From Hock Teck Temple, Niah



The famous Batu Niah, viewed from the temple.
From Hock Teck Temple, Niah


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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bong Low Sian Tsze - 2008 Chap Goh Mei

Bong Low Sian Tsze is a very old temple within the Bau township.

Bong Low Sian Tsze
From Bong Low Sian Tsze, Bau


2008 Chap Goh Mei
From Bong Low Sian Tsze, Bau - Chap Goh Mei Procession


Black Charcoal 2009

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Rajah Charles Brooke & the Temple

From Chu Sze Kung 2, Tabuan Laru


Chu Sze Kung was first found near the current Kuching General Hospital by the local Teoh Chew pioneers around the end of 19th Century; there was a small Teoh Chew community in the area around that time. There is no records on the details.

The Rajah was associated with Lord Chu Sze according to a legend.

At one time, in the 19th Century, Rajah Charles Brooke was galloping on a horse back along Green Road, near the current General Hospital; suddenly, he felt sick & fell blank to the ground.

As he was unconscious, there appeared an old man before him & fed him some medicine. When he woke up, he saw the old man disappeared before a small temple not far from him.

As he entered the temple, he was shocked that the host deity looked alike the old man who saved him in the dream. It seemed that the God of the temple had saved him.

As he returned to the Astana (the palace), he quickly granted the piece of land to the temple officially, with a land title. Thereafter, the story spread and more devotees came to the temple.

The current new temple in this new location was officially opened in 30 April 2009. The relocation was planned & initiated in 2007; construction was completed in Feb 2009.

Black Charcoal 2009


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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Kuan Yin Tang, Bintulu

Kuan Yin Tang in Bintulu town is one of the very few large temple or monastery in Northern Sarawak.

From Kuan Yin Tang, Bintulu


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Hock Teck Tsyr, Tatau

Hock Teck Tsyr, Tatau. Tatau is a small town less than an hour from Bintulu, towards Sibu. This temple is believed to be more than a century.The host deity is Tua Pek Kong.

From Hock Teck Tsyr, Tatau


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Stone God, Bintulu / Sibu

Stone God along the Sibu / Bintulu Trans Borneo highway; about 150 km from Sibu.

From Stone God, Bintulu


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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Chu Sze Kung, Tabuan Laru, Kuching

A new temple, Chu Sze Kung, has just officially opened in April 2009 at Tabuan Laru, Kuching.

Before completion...
From Chu Sze Kung, Tabuan Laru


After completion...
From Chu Sze Kung 2, Tabuan Laru


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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hock Teck Tsyr, Bintulu

From Hock Teck Tsyr, Bintulu


Hock Teck Tsyr, Bintulu has just completed the new building before the 2009 Chinese New Year. The official date for opening will be after the CNY 2009, probably in March 2009.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Ik Lung San Thian Ang Si, Oya - New Temple

From Ik Lung San Thian Ang Si, Oya


A new large temple is being constructed along the Sibu, Bintulu Highway; the temple is scheduled to be completed in March 2009.




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