While Dr. Tan and I were going around the temples in Bukit Mertajam quite by chance we stumbled across a Chinese temple dedicated to the god Tua Peh Kong in Kampong Baru.
In fact we had been looking to post a letter and where we stopped to accomplish that task I saw the temple and decided to have a look while Dr. Tan posted the letter.
It is situated along a street hosting rows of shops and is one of those places easily missed or overlooked in the clutter of business-as-usual.
Well it was quite a find! The stone work has obviously been done in China and imported, which must have been expensive as the work is very well done.
I could recognise one of the stories illustrated, which is of the Arahat Pindola taming the tiger, but most of the characters elude me. If anyone can add to our knowledge please leave a comment below.
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Tua Peh Kong
Money Come Window
God Tua Peh Kong
View of Pillar and Wall