"Rou fo gu miao" in Mandarin, literally translated to be "Johor Old Temple". This is a sacred place to the Chinese. This temple is believed to be the only place of worship to have survived the bombing during the second world war. In view of this, it is believed that "tua pek gong" (the god) protects Johor. Hence this temple became an important and sacred place among the Chinese community.
Every year, on the first day of Chinese New Year, many worshippers will come here to light some joss sticks and burn some joss paper. I do that too. :-) It will be quite crowded on that day.
The paintings on the wall is typically Chinese and are beautiful. The solid wooden door into the temple is painted bight red with a big knob - typical ancient Chinese design for door.
A old Chinese temple located at the heart of Johor Bahru. If you appreciate heritage from last generation of Chinese in JB, this is a great place for you to visit.
You can get advice from 5 gods that are hosted in this old temple.
Five main gods of local Chinese groups, namely Hainanese, Cantonese, Hakka, Hokkien and Teochew dialect group.
Built it in the late-19th century (qing dynasty), this is the oldest temple in Johor Bahru.