Chinese temple Bintulu Sarawak

Tai Pak Kung (God of Prosperity) temple

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.

Chinese temple Bintulu Sarawak

the roof

Chinese temple Bintulu Sarawak

part of the temple

Chinese temple Bintulu Sarawak

roof

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.

Chinese temple Bintulu Sarawak

incinerator

Chinese temple Bintulu Sarawak

main urn

Chinese temple Bintulu Sarawak

dragon motif

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.

Chinese temple Bintulu Sarawak

on the wall

Chinese temple Bintulu Sarawak

another temple urn

Chinese temple Bintulu Sarawak

main altar

This Tua Pek Kong temple is open to worshippers and visitors from 6am to 7pm daily.

Chinese temple Bintulu Sarawak

another shot of the main altar

Chinese temple Bintulu Sarawak

ceiling

Chinese temple Bintulu Sarawak

decorations

Tua Pek Kong Temple
Add: Jalan Main Bazaar, 97000 Bintulu, Sarawak.
Opening hours: 6am – 7pm daily

Chinese temple Bintulu Sarawak

another altar

Chinese temple Bintulu Sarawak

intricately Chinese

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