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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).HistoryThe 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 temple with a high tower. However, this tower is only open for VIP with permission from the monks if you want to see the city scenery in Sibu.  more »
  • The iconic Tua Pek Kong is one of Sibu's must-sees. Admittedly there isn't all that much to do there. I took a small tour group to the temple and while we were allowed entry we were told not that we c...  more »
  • A place where buddhist pray. Old temple. Still remained it's architecture. It's a tourist attraction. Just beside Rejang river. It is especially crowded during festivals.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Walk up to Pagoda to have splendid view of mighty Rejang River, the longest river in Malaysia.
  • Walk up to 2nd and 3rd level to see more view!
  • It's located nearby the central market.