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    Bukit China, Sam Po Kong and Hang Li Poh's well

    by ukirsari Updated Mar 11, 2008

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    Bukit China [China Hill] is one of the biggest Chinese graveyard outside China. Step down from the hill is Sam Po Kong temple, which built at 1795 and dedicated to Admiral Cheng Ho, the first ambassador of China who visiting Malacca. The name of 'Sam Po Kong' taken from a fish's name that saved his ship from sinking.
    Then Hang Li Poh's well is a poisonous well which used by local towards Portuguese during the war in Malacca. This well made for Princess Hang Li Poh who married to one of the prince from Malacca Sultanate.

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    Cheng Hoon Teng temple

    by ukirsari Written Mar 30, 2004

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    It's the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia, built 1646 for commemorating the visit of Admiral Cheng Ho [that's why called Cheng Hoon Teng. In Chinese lingo in my country, klenteng ~ teng ~ means temple]. And the original name of this temple: Evergreen Clouds.

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    Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

    by yuet29 Written Dec 5, 2004

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    The temple is located at Jalan Tokong, the temple street. Choose the road on your left hand side when you reached the performances stage. On your left is the temple street and on your right is the jonker walk.

    You can see chinese temple, mosque and also hindu temple on this street

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    Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

    by mansionion Updated Jan 25, 2004

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    Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

    Cheng Hoon Teng Temple (Bright Cloud Temple) was built in 1646 and is the oldest functioning temple in Malaysia. It is said that the prayer rituals perform in the temple have been practised in Melaka since the Chinese settled here.

    The temple was built as a tribute to the Goddess of Mercy, Kwan Yin and is devoted equally to the three doctrines of Confucianism, Toism and Chinese-Budhism. The materials for its construction were specially brought in from China. Fine workmanship is evident in the ornately decorated mythological figures, carvings and lacquer work inside the 4,600 sq. meters temple.

    Situated in Jalan Tokong, the temple together with the neighbouring Masjid Kampung Kling and and Sri Poyatha Venayaga Moorthi Temple form part of the "street of harmony", a symbolic exemple of racial and religous tolerent that have long been in existence in the country.

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    old chinese temple

    by eelaine Written Jun 19, 2003

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    the artful roof of the cheng hoon teng temple..

    the cheng hoon teng temple was built in 1645 and is believed to be the oldest chinese temple in malaysia.. the temple stood through the years and is still very well-preserved.. many from malaccan chinese community still perform their prayers especially on special festivities such as wesak.. decorated with mythological figures made from broken glass and porcelain.. also, there are interesting chinese wood carvings and lacquer work on the structure..

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    Chen Hoon Teng Temple

    by Mikebb Updated Feb 6, 2012

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    This is a Buddhist temple and dates back to 1646 making it one of the oldest temples in Malysia. Dedicated to Kuan Yin, the goddess of mercy.

    We found this temple stop interesting not only for what we saw inside the temple but for several items in the grounds and also the various stalls outside. We were allowed to visit most parts of the temple and take photos. Discretion should be used when taking photos.

    The decoration of the temple appealed to most people in our group, especially the beautifully decorated roof.

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    Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

    by robertgaz Updated Jun 21, 2008

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    The Cheng Hoon Teng Temple was built in 1646 and it is Malaysia's oldest Chinese temple. The temple is dedicated to to the Goddess of Mercy and it is still used today for prayers and rituals.

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    lovely little temple

    by ellielou Written Jun 25, 2006

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    As so often happens to me in Asia, I tend to get 'templed out.' I know this doesn't happen to everyone, but temples all begin to become a blur. It's not an insult to the religion, more my failure to distinguish among sublties of styles, I think.

    However, the Cheng Hoon Teng temple was different. Don't ask me why, because I'm not exactly sure, but it probably had something to do with how old it was, how nice the carvings were, the the general feeling of well-being I had there.

    It's a great place to stop when touring the multicultural city of Melaka.

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    Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 22, 2010

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    Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Malaysia located within walking distance of the Kampung Kling Mosque and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. It was built in the 1780s by the Hindu community of Malacca, and dedicated to Vinayagar or Ganesh, the Elephant deity. In the back room is a sculpture of the deity with the head of an elephant and the body of a man with four hands. There is another altar dedicated to Lord Muraga, the younger brother of Lord Vinayagar.

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    Sanduo Temple

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 22, 2010

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    This temple is located near Cheng Ho Cultural Museum and was built in 1795. It's effigies include Da Bo Gang, Jin Hua Niang Niang and Guanyin. One funny thing I noticed was a large number of cans of Guinness stacked up on a shrine. Guess those deities are actually secretly Irish!

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    Oldest Temple in Malaysia

    by chatterley Written Sep 5, 2006

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    This temple is believed to be the oldest in the country, built in the 1600s. It is a Taoist temple, and the Goddess of Mercy is being worshipped here. Although it is quite small, this temple has got some beautiful and intricate carvings. The main colour scheme is brownish red (as with most Chinese temples), plus gold painting on the carved walls.

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    Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

    by yipsufen Updated Aug 6, 2005

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    Fine architecture & workmanship of Chinese temple

    Built around 1646 with authentic building materials from China, the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia. It houses the statue of the Goddess of Mercy or "Kuan Yin", thus being named Abode of The Green (Merciful) Cloud.

    The temple is a beautiful example of Chinese architecture with intricate carvings and designs of mythical figures, animals, birds and flowers. Endless streams of local and foreign devotees come to respect and pray to the Goddess of Mercy here.

    This temple sometimes also known as Kuan Yin Temple. Devotees come here to pray, make offerings and also for fortune-telling. There's a foundation who runs this temple, restores and preserves its architecture and woodwork carvings.

    RM2 for a single set of offerings which consists of joss sticks, candles and some papers for burning.

    After your prayers, you can take a quick tour at the side / back of the temple. Here it houses altars for many ancestors.

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    Cheng Hoon Teng temple

    by diageva Updated Apr 5, 2004

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    Cheng Hoon Teng temple

    believed to be the oldest Chinese temple in the country its mainly dedicated to the sea ...

    You can fin there an altar for the goddess of Mercy, another one to the Queen of Ocean, another one the guardian of sailors sea travelers and, of course, fishermen.

    At the back of the principal hall you will find thousands of tablets of chinese local community with the photograph and offers of the things that the man or woman of the tablet used to liked ... like cigarettes, fruits ...
    Its a very curious and warm place full of colour. The fachade is full of beautiful colourful figures of dragons, devils and ... more ...

    Beautiful Temple....

    See the Travelogue if you want see more of this beautiful temple

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    Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 22, 2010

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    The Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia. The temple, with its curved roof ridge, cut-and-paste chien nien decoration, and gable design, reflects the architectural style of South China, of craftsmen from Fujian and Guangdong. Meaning Temple of Clear Clouds, it was founded around 1645 by the Kapitan China Tay Kie Ki alias Tay Hong Yong. In addition to being a religious institution, the temple also served as the official administrative centre and court of justice of the Kapitans. In 1824, the British abolished the Kapitan system and the leader of the Temple, now known as "Teng Choo", assumed some of the Kapitan's responsibilities.

    The magnificent main hall was first constructed in 1704 by Chan Ki Lock, and was rebuilt by Kapitan China Chua Su Cheong in 1801. The central altar is dedicated to Kuanyin, the goddess of mercy. To her left is Ma Choo, patron deity of fishermen, sailors and sea travellers. Next to her is the goddess of birth. At the far end is Kuan Kong. The deity with the gold face is Pau Sen Ta Tek, the god of welding.

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    Poh San Teng Temple

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 22, 2010

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    Located at the southwestern foot of Bukit China, this temple was built in 1795 by Kapitan Chua Su Cheong, in the same year he was elected Kapitan (leader of the local Chinese community) by the Dutch Government.

    An inscription on a stele commemorating the founding of the temple reads: "Bukit China is the place where early traders from China were buried. Many Chinese traders came to this country with high expectations of success. Sadly, some died before fulfilling their dreams. Without a family with them, there was no one to pray for their souls. As such, the Chinese Kapitans initiated prayers on their behalf. However, these were always hampered by strong winds and heavy rainfalls because there was no proper shelter. So in 1795, after Chua Su Cheong had been appointed the Chinese Kapitan, he looked into this problem faced by the community and initiated the building of a temple at the foot of Bukit China, to ensure that the prayers for those buried in Bukit China would not be interrupted."

    The name of the temple, Poh San Teng, is inscribed on a 1795 tablet during its founding and is also above the front door of the temple. The main deity is "Fu De Zheng Shen" or "Tua Pek Kong". It is the tradition of the Chinese in China as well as Malaysia to dedicate graveyard temples to Tua Pek Kong."

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