Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Eng Ann Tua Pek Kong Temple永安厅大伯公庙

The history of the Eng Ann Tua Pek Kong temple dates back to early 1870. In the 1871 Sarawak Gazette, it was recorded that there was a small wooden Chinese temple in Sibu and that was the Tua Peh Kong Temple. It is is an icon of the town with its 7-storey pagoda.

The temple and it's recognizable pagoda is a symbol of the sovereign and kindness of the deity for the worshipper and a prime tourist attraction for the town. It is located at Jalan Temple at the Sibu Water front next to the Rejang Port Authority.

During Chinese calendar, 1st & 15th of the month, you will see the crowd in the temple. People come here to praise and make wishes to hope for better life, wishes for family and friends. Whenever there are some celebration events like the Chinese New year, Tua Pek Kong's birthday etc, you can see the decoration or stage with show. For some historic pictures and night scene, you may visit HERE.

Eng Ann Tua Pek Kong Temple永安厅大伯公庙
Address: Temple Street, 96000 Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Tel: 6084-312005.

There is a 100 years old Rain Tree(Pokok Kayu Hujan) just right in front of the temple. People here tried hard to maintain this old tree and is a symbol of the long life here.

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