Sze Ya Temple, Kuala Lumpur

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    Sze Ya Taoist Temple.

    by Askla Updated Dec 10, 2012

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    The temple was founded in 1864 by Yap Ah Loy, a Chinese man considered one of the founders of Kuala Lumpur itself. There is a statue of him inside the temple.

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    Sin Sze Si Ya Temple

    by Willettsworld Written Aug 21, 2010
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    Located just over the busy main road from the main Chinatown area, this temple was first built by Yap Ah Loy in the 1864 in honour of the famous Kapitan Shin Kap of Sungei Ujong (present day Seremban). The temple was relocated to its present site, determined by feng shui (hence it's odd position and angle) in 1885. It's a great little temple to go and witness everyday Chinese worshippers.

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    Sze Ya Temple

    by limledi Updated Feb 19, 2010

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    Oldest Taoist temple in the city with a long history. It features an ornate interior & elaborate roof ridges. It pay tribute to the deities, Sin Sze Ya & Si Sze Ya. Its unusual position behind several shop houses, creating unusual angle of walls, arches & stairways.

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    Sze Ya Temple

    by cs_zee Written Oct 12, 2007

    This is the oldest Taoist temple in the city with a history dating back to 1864. built by Kapitan Cina Yap Ah Loy, on of the the founding fathers of Kuala Lumpur, it features an ornate interior and elaborate roof ridges.

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    Sin Sze Si Ya Temple

    by mansionion Updated Jan 11, 2005

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    Sin Sze Si Ya Temple

    THE Sin Sze Si Ya Temple is said to be the oldest Taoist temple in Kuala Lumpur.

    The temple was founded by Yap Ah Loy, the third Kapitan China (Chinese Leader) of Kuala Lumpur, in remembrance of his mentor who was killed in one of the frequent feuds between the clans at the peak of the tin mining days in KL. It was named “Sze-Ya,” meaning “adviser,” which is a reflection of his mentor’s role as an adviser among his clan.

    As a tribute to its founder, some spaces within the temple are dedicated to Yap Ah Loy, with his statute sit prominetly in the altars area.

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    Sin Sze Sin-Ya Temple

    by chiabh Updated Jun 5, 2004

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    This is the oldest temple in Kuala Lumpur and was founded by Yap Ah Loy, Kuala Lumpur's third Kapitan China... Endowed with elaborately carved pillars, beams, altars and decrorative items as well as paintings and photographs, the temple is a treasure trove of antiques and artworks that reflect the local Chinese's unique culture...

    It houses the sculptures of patron deities Sinn Sze-Ya and Si Sze-Ya as well as other deities including the Goddess of Mercy (Guan Yin), the Deity of Education Man Cheong, the White Tiger Pak Foo, Thai Soi, Choi Sun and Choi Pak Seng Kuan...Some spaces on the altars are dedicated to Kapitan Yap Ah Loy...

    A must visit for those interested in Chinese architectural style...

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