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Friday, 1 March 2013

Tua Pek Kong Temple, Sitiawan

Even though my CNY was filled with books, yet I'm still able to visit a place I haven't been before, Tua Pek Kong Temple in Sitiawan. It was my first time I really set foot in Sitiawan as my family usually go there just to have seafood nothing more nothing less.
Ok back to the temple, it is situated quite deep inside a kampung by the coast of Pasir Panjang. We used GPS to find that place. Thanks to the technology nowadays, we will not get lost no matter where we are!!! Tua Pek Kong, literally means "Grand Uncle" 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 in 1746.

Tua Pek Kong was a man named Zhang Li (张理) from the Hakka clan. 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, the local people began worshiping him and built the Tua Pek Kong temple there. Today Tua Pek Kong is worshiped by Malaysian Chinese throughout the country. Tua Pek Kong is often mistaken for Tu Di Gong, partially because of their physical similarities.
The main attraction drawing crowds of local and out-of-town visitors are 98 statues of deities and animals from the Chinese lunar calendar on the well-landscaped three-hectare compound.
The front 'gate' of the temple

Breathtaking isn't it?

I thought this can only be found in China but this was found in the temple.
known as weeping willow, 'yang liu shu'
William, The lazy piggy of the house!!!
Me, The cheeky monkey of the house!!!
Vincent, The horse of the house!!!
Who seriously eats like a horse =P

Daddy and mummy did not take pictures of their own Chinese Zodiacs.
Daddy is The quiet mouse of the house!!!
And Mummy is the beautiful tiger of the house!!!
This year is snake year, so of course must take picture with the Snake one!!!
This William always don't know how to "pei he" us =(

S3 camera sucks =( Disappointed...
Lacy blouse from LALU 
Not sure if you heard about it before but their clothes are of 80s concept.
Some very lacy, some urban and some vintage style.
Red Denim jeans from Turkey
Shoes from Carlo Rino
God that digs his ear... LOL...
Fuiyo... look at daddy's arm muscles!!! @@

Surrounded by Gods..
There's no rain that day but can you see something on daddy's left shoulders?
Some good signs by the God???
I bet you know who this 2 pictures are right?
Shu Qi and Jacky Chan.
But why were their pictures there?
I was wondering at first and many people entered these 2 places according to gender.
Then only I knew it's toilet... =.= Sweat...

Those who without GPS might find difficulties to find this place. So hopefully the picture below helps =)

That's all for today. Have a nice day =)