Sam Po Kong Temple, Melaka

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  • Nothing much of a visit. Can can great coconut juice, rambutan, mangosteen and chestnut (like pineapple) around the area. These fruits are great during a hot day  more »
  • Have you ever heard the name of Admiral Cheng Ho? in Sam Po Kong Temple is the one you can find the well that was opened by he
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  • First came to Malacca, starting with the Jing and Cheng of the West and the west. This is a lot of people, more than seven or eight generations, very remote and familiar feeling, roots in overseas.
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  • A well maintained and documented historical site. There is a gallery showing the visits of four leaders from PR of China, fauno and flora found on Bukit China, conservation and beautification of Bukit China.
  • 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
  • Sam Po Keng Temple provide health and happiness for its devotees. CEO of YBL International Sdn Bhd.
  • A great place with historical significance.
  • A temple Admiral Zheng He has dug a well
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