Category: Chinese Influenced Buildings

Afternoon Prayer at a Penang Chinese Temple

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Penang Isle: The Goddess of Mercy’s Garden

Standing high atop the hills above the Kek Lok Si temple complex is the 30.2m bronze statue of the Goddess of Mercy or Kuan Yin. The statue and its surrounding garden was completed and opened to the public in 2002. A 20-storey high pavilion is also built to shelter the goddess’ statue and is a marvelous sight to behold.

And the night view of the statue;

Penang Mainland: Temple of the Nine Emperor Gods

The Tow Boo Kong temple is a temple worshiping the Nine Emperors Gods which is located at Raja Uda, Butterworth, Penang. The remarkably distinctive temple is a beautiful sight as the temple is intricately adorned with mythical Chinese carvings outside and within the temple courtyard.

Penang Isle: Yeoh Kongsi Clan Temple

The Yeoh Kongsi clan association originates from the period of 1836 to 1840, is a clan association of Hokkien emigrants in Penang bearing the Yeoh surname who came from mainland China. Yeoh Kongsi is one of the five major Hokkien clan associations in Penang and the association’s building is located at the intersection of Chulia Street Ghaut and Victoria Street, George Town.

Penang Isle: Bat Cave Temple


One of the intriguing temples in Penang, the Bat Cave Temple is not Bruce Wayne’s secret hideout but rather a Chinese temple built for the worship of Tua Pek Kong, the local god of prosperity. Little is known about this old temple but according to locals, the temple was built a more than fifty ago. The cave which the bats made their home is very dark and the temple structure is built around it. The Bat Cave Temple is located at the foot of Penang Hill, within walking distance from the Penang Hill railway base station.

Penang Isle: Kek Lok Si Temple (Part II)

A pictorial stroll at the magnificent Kek Lok Si Temple. For more info, please refer to my first post on Kek Lok Si, LINK HERE.

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