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This Tua Pek Kong (Tai Pak Kong / God of Prosperity) Taoist temple stands majestically in the centre of Bintulu town, facing the Esplanade, and just a stone’s throw away from the market.
Believed to be built sometime in the 1890s, the temple is a major landmark of Bintulu town. It underwent its latest major renovation a few years ago, and was officially reopened in April, 2009.
Every two years, a major Tua Pek Kong street procession is held to purge the town of evil spirits. The first was held on Jan 1, 1976, while the most recent was in 2013. The next one is expected to be on Jan 1, 2015.
This Tua Pek Kong temple is open to worshippers and visitors from 6am to 7pm daily.
Tua Pek Kong Temple
Add: Jalan Main Bazaar, 97000 Bintulu, Sarawak.
Opening hours: 6am – 7pm daily
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