First opened in 1968, the Lord General Kwan Ti Temple in Kanthan Baru, Perak welcomed its 13th master (Sifu) on 1st January 2024. Master Loong (龐师傅) is only in his 40s, the youngest “sifu” in the temple’s history. This Taoist temple was renovated and expanded in 1973, thanks to the generous donation of a local philanthropist.
Master Loong, from Ipoh, shared that before assuming the position, he had only visited and prayed at this temple in Kanthan twice. However, a dream appeared to him, which featured a bridge (拱桥); an “arch bridge” which is what Kanthan is called in Chinese.
That was a calling for the sifu to accept the appointment as the temple’s master, and bring glory back to the establishment.
During the thanksgiving ceremony, Master Loong and his temple committee members gave thanks to the deities for a peaceful past year, and at the same time, prayed for positive blessings in the coming year.
After the prayer ritual, devotees were treated to a complimentary lunch that included roasted piglet, roasted duck, fried noodles, curry and more.
For general information, Tokong Kwan Tee Meow, Kanthan Baru, Perak is open daily from 7.30am until 5pm. During Chinese New Year, the temple will open until later in the night. From the first day of the Spring Festival 2024 onwards, Lord General Kwan Ti protection-cum-wealth talisman will be available for devotees.
On the 1st and 15th day of the Chinese Lunar calendar, 龐师傅 will conduct prayers. Complimentary vegetarian lunch will be served from 9am until 1pm.
Throughout the year, some of the services offered at the temple include:
Enquire about luck/fortune telling
Appease Grand Duke Jupiter (Tai Sui)
Enhance luck (poh wan)
Pray to White Tiger General
Restrain villians (beating toxic people)
Light pineapple candle lamps (option of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 candles)
Top up oil for 7-star lamps
Light dragon joss-sticks
Light Deity of Wealth joss-sticks
Light incense coils
Light noble lamps
Blessings / Empowerment
Annually, the temple observes seven festivals, including those of the resident main deity, Lord General Kwan Ti.
1. Deity of Prosperity (Tua Pek Kung) on 29th day of 3rd Lunar month
2. Prince Kwan Peng on 13th day of 5th Lunar month
3. Lord General Kwan Ti Kung (resident main deity) on 24th day of 6th Lunar month
4. Deity of Wealth (Choy Pak Sing Kwan) on 22nd day of 7th Lunar month
5. Great Sage Monkey God on 16th day of 8th Lunar month
6. Da Fung Grandmaster on 29th day of 10th Lunar month
7. General Zhou Cheong on 30th day of 10th Lunar month
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Tokong Kwan Tee Meow
Add: Lebuh Kanthan Baru, Kanthan, 31200 Chemor, Perak.
Google Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/qXPqsEAPswhjFeqGA
Opening hours: 7.30am until 5pm daily
Contact (龐师傅) at +60165631086
Note: For non-Muslims only
Video: Year-End Thanksgiving Ceremony Tokong Kwan Tee Meow, Kanthan Baru, Perak