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.
Located at the busy junction of Chulia Street and Pitt Street, Kapitan Keling's spacious gardens are an ideal spot to
watch the world go by. Crowned by yellow domes and minarets, it is the largest historic mosque in town. ...
The quay is an irresistible visual composition of what Penang was and is; a seaport and a waterfront stretch of
turn of the century shipping offices with their huge godowns at the rear. Relics of the past such as ...
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 ...
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