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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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  • I am a Christian, but I have been there so many time, having listened to sharing of the die hard worshipper, I respect the place as a sign of hope, a sign of comfort, a sign of our root.  more »
  • One of the most happening place during chinese new year. This temple is open to public and free entrance for public. Located next to jetty with magnificient view.  more »
  • Especially during their festival celebrations a lot of activities will perform which is very interesting. The temple is also known as Sibu Eng Ann Teng Tua Pek Kong Temple  more »
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  • You can't beat a free entry. Great view from the top. Please dress appropriately when entering temples.
  • Century old taoist temple which housed the deity Tua Pek Kong or Tai Pak Kong over looking the Rajang river. The structure and the carving are distinctively Chinese in nature as antithetically opposed to Buddhism. Lots of joss-sticks and joss-papers are offered in prayers. Nice place to visit.
  • The procession is held biannual to celebrate Diety Birthday. Very significant to the Chinese Communities.
  • Its a blessed tower. Full of nice colours n beauty. It also add colours to the City too. Seen from far from the road n water n from d sky too.
  • Quite a nice temple within the city centre which can oversee the river bank. If the time is right, u can actually go up to the top floor of the pagoda tower and have a nice Sibu town view.
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