Monday, September 5, 2011

Lu Sze Tao Cultural Chamber, Thian Eng Si Sibu

From Lu Sze Tao Cultural Chamber, Thian Eng Si Sibu


A cultural center for the three teachings, Buddhism, Confuciani​sm and Taoism. The center is part of the great Thian Eng Si Sibu.

From Lu Sze Tao Cultural Chamber, Thian Eng Si Sibu

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Tann Hua Foo, Sibu

From Tann Hua Foo, Sibu


Tann Hua Foo Sibu is situated in the town center of Sibu, among the various churches of this Christian town. The monastery is said to be initiated long before the Eng Ang Teng (Tua Pek Kong Sibu).

The current new monastery was named Guan Yin Chamber temporary during the construction, as the old temple was still operating, since there could not be two 'Tann Hua Foo' in one place. The name, 'Guan Yin Chamber', remains after that.

From Tann Hua Foo, Sibu


There are few similar places of Tann Hua Foo in the outskirts of Sibu, such as Tann Hua Foo Sarikei; many of those were said to be (branch off) from here, Sibu.

Tann Hua Foo or similar places of worship are found only in Central Sarawak where most of the Hockchew live, as the host deity is originated from China Hockchew (Fuzhou) province.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Tze Yin Khor, Sebuyau

From Tze Yin Khor, Sebuyau


Sebuyau, a small coastal town resided between the Batang Lupar and Sungai Sebuyau; the small Sungai Sebuyau flows past Sebuyau directly to the South China Sea just at the Batang Lupar river mouth where the town is situated. This small fishing town is famous for the Ikan Terubuk, which is in high demand both locally and the West Malaysian market.

Tze Yin Khor is situated near the Sebuyau river mouth; Tze Yin Khor Sebuyau shares the same host deities with Tze Yin Khor Sri Aman and Tze Yin Khor Lubok Antu, both are at the upstream of the Batang Lupar. The Main Host, Tze Pei Niang Niang, and two other host deities, Lord Hock Teck, or Tua Pek Kong. and Xuan Tian Shang Ti (玄天上帝; Heavenly Emperor).


From Tze Yin Khor, Sebuyau


From Tze Yin Khor, Sebuyau


There are over 10,000 villagers in Sebayau, of whom two-thirds are fishermen living near the Sebuyau river. The Chinese, mostly Teochew, live near the town central, as grocery shops operators or businessmen.

From Tze Yin Khor, Sebuyau