Named after the infamous leader of the 19th century Hakka secret society called the Hai San Clan, the present site was ... More
Chung Keng Kooi Temple
Named after the infamous leader of the 19th century Hakka secret society called the Hai San Clan, the present site was actually Chung Keng Kooi's townhouse as well as a family temple built in the 1890s. The society fought in the nineteenth century tin wars in Perak, also known as the Larut Wars, and managed to take over the premises from its rival—the Ghee Hin Triad. The townhouse-cum-temple is decorated with timber screens, cast iron and stencilled glass and is fenced in by an elaborate gold-greenish iron gate. The interior of the temple boasts ceramic decorations, glass chandeliers and religious artifacts.
Also called Pitt Street Temple, it was founded in 1801 on East India Company land by Chinese immigrant settlers, the
temple looms over visitors with its prominent red roof, snarling dragons and lions. It bristles with endless activity all ...
Officially founded in 1820, the temple was constructed 53 years later and successfully fuses Malay, Chinese and European influences in
traditional Straits Chinese fashion. Unlike most Chinese clans, the association is accessible only through a small gateway painted in ...
Looming tall, it is a landmark to this Thai Buddhist temple and with the longest reclining Buddha statue in the
world. The 180 foot gold plated statue is housed in the main shrine, a simple elongated rectangular building with ...