Buddha statues overlooking the balcony of a temple building at famous Kek Lok Si temple, Penang.
Today is the Wesak Day, a day when Buddhists in Malaysia celebrate Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. Normally, there will be Wesak Day procession in George Town as part of the celebration.
Located on the outskirt area of Bukit Mertajam, which is called Machang Bubok, Hai Dong Ma Temple is a Taoist temple dedicated for the worship of Chinese deity Thean Hou (also popularly known as Mazu). The temple compound also houses various Chinese mythical beings statues including a set of Chinese animal zodiacs.
This beautiful temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Penang, and is also the main hosting temple for the famous Thaipusam festival that is being celebrated annually by Hindu devotees.
The Hindu temple at the top of Penang Hill is a beautiful temple adorned with intricate sculptures of Hindu deities. The temple is named Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan and is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Penang. The temple was reportedly started off in the 1800s as a small shrine to the Hindu deity Murugan and after years of expansion, became its present state.
On a side note, Happy Deepavali to all Hindus out there.
The Thai Buddhist temple of Wat Chayamangkalaram, also known as the Sleeping Buddha Temple, which is located at Burma Lane. The temple is famous for its large reclining Buddha statue housed within its walls.