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Tua Pek Kong Temple, Sibu

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Tua Pek Kong Temple in Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia is an icon of the town with its 7-storey pagoda. Its history dates back to 1870. The temple is also known as Sibu Eng Ann Teng Tua Pek Kong Temple (永安厅大伯公庙).The history of the temple dates back to early 1870. In the 1871 Sarawak Gazette, it was recorded that there was a small wooden Chinese temple in Sibu and that was the Tua Peh Kong Temple.In 1897, the temple was rebuilt into a typical Chinese temple designed with tiled roof, stone block floor and all the decorative purlin and fixtures which were imported from China. The statue of Tua Pek Kong deity was specially sculptured and imported from Xiamen, China. After the building was completed, the list of donors and details of expenditure were recorded in two pieces of stone tablet which are still well preserved in the temple.On 8 March 1928 Sibu town was destroyed by a big fire, but the temple was unscathed. This was regarded as a miracle by the locals.In 1942, the Japanese invaded and occupied Sibu. In 1945, the Allied Forces bombarded Sibu. The town and the temple were severely destroyed but the state of the deity was unharmed. After the Second World War, the wooden structure temple was rebuilt.In 1957, the temple was reconstructed into a concrete structure and was declared open by the then Governor of Sarawak, Sir Anthony Abell. It was a grand occasion for the Sibu Town as the British Royal dignitaries including the Resident attended the ceremony.
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  • A very interesting place to take photos. Sadly I cant access to the pagoda for the higher view of Sibu town for some magnificent view.  more »
  • The most highlighted temple in the heart of Sibu. Non Buddhists are also welcomed. If you are a Buddhist don't forget to come.  more »
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  • Beautiful Chinese temple with some of the best views of the city from its upper echelons. Don't be fooled if you run into a sign on the staircase saying "closed." Just go downstairs and ask for the key - and you'll be allowed up to the top for some views. (But don't hold your breath -- this is Sibu, after all.)
  • One of Sibu attraction. Easy to spot and within town centre.
  • The oldest temple in Sibu, Built by the Hakkas. It is very iconic. A good place to take photos.
  • A colorful temple strategically located by the river jetty. It provides good view of the city and the Rejang River at the top floor.
  • A beautiful temple. Worth the visit.

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Most hotels in Sibu sit in the city center, granting easy access to major parks and the indoor market; if you stay in the middle of town, sightseeing will be a snap. Do not expect luxury suites, however, and if you want a guaranteed quality room, aim for midrange accommodations. For budget-minded travelers, Sibu offers a handful of options. Just remember you get what you pay for, and the least expensive rooms are likely run-down and not too clean.
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