Loyang Tua Pek Gong

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This is a backdated post from 28th June 09, which I just started doing some minor processing hours ago since I couldn’t sleep~

Why? Because of the 2 glasses of Kopi Peng (Ice coffee) in the noon and an argument at home in the evening (Indifferences in the way an issue was resolved, that wasn’t put across very appropriately) Arrgh, enough of that. My blog’s for viewing, not really ranting… I will just zip my mouth in future…

Well, this is a very popular temple where Taoists devotees visit. It’s the Loyang Tua Pek Gong Temple (洛阳大伯公). Its located near Pasir Ris or probably along the way towards Changi Village.

This set of images shown below are taken at the new location of the temple. The previous location was around the same area and somehow along the shores if I wasn’t wrong. This new location had much more beautiful and glam architectural construction, while still retaining its chinese styled design. However, I personally felt it was too grand.

View my images to decide if u agree with me. Below are my humble images shot at very high ISO ~1600 without flash (Some form of respect needs to be shown in religious places so refrain from using e camera flash) Cheers!

incense
Coiled incenses hung up by devotees

temple front
The main entrance to the temple’s interior. Intentionally created this color tone as I felt it had a more solemn impact.

temple front door
A long table to place your offerings while praying to the deities

Joss sticks holder
At one of the huge candles and joss sticks holder where I lighted up my candles and joss sticks as well as stuck em in.

Inner hall
A scene of the front Inner hall

Inner hall
A scene of the rear Inner hall

Wikipedia’s explanation of  Tua_Pek_Kong: “Tua Pek Kong (Chinese: 大伯公, Da Bo Gong) is one of the pantheon of Malaysian Chinese Gods. It was believed the date Tua Pek Kong arrived in Penang was 40 years before Francis Light. Tua Pek Kong was a man named Zhang Li (张理) of Hakka family, his Sumatra bound boat was struck by wind and accidentally landed on Penang island of Malaysia, which at that time had only 50 inhabitants. After his death, local peoples began worshipping him and built the Tua Pek Kong temple there. Today Tua Pek Kong is worshipped by Malaysian Chinese throughout the country.”

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