Tua Pek Kong Temple

The Siew San Teng Temple in Kuching is popularly known as the Tua Pek Kong Temple to the locals. The temple stands on a small hillock overlooking the Kuching Waterfront and the Sarawak River. The temple's location is believed to be the epitome of good feng shui.
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The Siew San Teng Temple in Kuching is popularly known as the Tua Pek Kong Temple to the locals. The temple stands on a small hillock overlooking the Kuching Waterfront and the Sarawak River. The temple's location is believed to be the epitome of good feng shui.


The Siew San Teng Temple in Kuching is popularly known as the Tua Pek Kong Temple to the locals. The temple stands on a small hillock overlooking the Kuching Waterfront and the Sarawak River. The temple's location is believed to be the epitome of good feng shui. A plaque nearby the temple describes the temple's existence in 1770.

It is believed to be the oldest temple and forms a part of the Kuching Heritage Trail. The red-coloured temple's circular wall has bas-relief of many dragons. The temple's entrance also has sculptures of door gods standing guard. The main hall of the temple is dominated by an altar of the Tua Pek Kong.

Tua Pek Kong is regarded as one of the pantheon of Malaysian Chinese Gods hence the main deity of this temple. Annually four main festivals are celebrated here which includes the birthday of Tua Pek Kong, the birthday of Tua Pek Kong’s tiger, the Ascension Day of Tua Pek Kong and the Hungry Ghost Festival.

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