Sam Po Kong Temple, Melaka

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The Poh San Teng Temple or Sam Po Kong Temple is a Chinese temple in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia. The temple is dedicated to Tua Pek Kong.HistoryThe temple was built around 1795 by Captain Tsai Shih Chang.ArchitectureThe temple is located at the foot of Chinese Hill, next to the Malacca Warrior Monument and Hang Li Poh's Well.
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  • November 12, 2016
    Apakah anda pernah mendengar nama Laksamana Cheng Ho ? di Kuil Sam Po Kong ini lah anda dapat menemukan sumur yang dulu dibuka oleh beliau  more »
  • August 24, 2016
    First come to Malacca, to promote Jing 點 and Archaeological site of the Zheng He voyages to start. This Chinese people here, 傳 more than seven or eight generations, 遙 yesterday and familiar Feeling, overseas stay.
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  • July 7, 2016
    Chinese temple pilgrimage place of locals and tourists. The temple slightly more than three hundred years. Highlight of the temple well over temple on two hundred years. And the Temple in good krasnozheltom Chinese State. Many lanterns and Chinese characters.
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  • August 2, 2017
    Poh San Teng Temple, located at the foot of Bukit Cina (the biggest chinese cemetary in Malaysia) and next to HANG LI POH WELL or THE KING'S WELL. It was founded in 1795 by Kapitan China Chua Su Cheong as a graveyard temple, to allow the descendants of those buried on Bukit China to conduct prayers to their ancestors away from heavy rain and winds. The main deity is "Fu De Zheng Shen" or "Tua Pek Kong". It is the tradition of the Chinese in China as well as Malaysia to dedicate graveyard temples to Tua Pek Kong, a local Chinese God in control of the land and the wealth. The name of the temple, Poh San Teng, is inscribed on a 1795 tablet during its founding and is also above the front door of the temple. But many people prefer to call it Sam Po Keng, which is the nick name of the famous Chinese Admiral Cheng Ho (Zheng He). However, the history does not give us any clear information how this "mix up" happened. But from my experience it is easy to get confused about the names here with both Hokkien, Mandarin, Cantonese and English used by people. The temple has been upgraded after Cheng Hoon Teng got involved in the management and now offer more information about the temple and it's history. It's well worth a visit to find out more about Melakas 3rd oldest Taoist Temple
  • July 10, 2017
    Sam Po Keng Temple provide health and happiness for its devotees. CEO of YBL International Sdn Bhd.
  • July 4, 2017
    A temple Admiral Zheng He has dug a well
  • July 15, 2017
    Pray. Wishing well
  • February 19, 2017
    A quaint place.

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