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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