29 January 2014

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple 青云亭 (Malacca)

Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is the oldest temple in Malaysia which was founded in 1645 by Chinese Kapitan Tay Kie Ki. During those times, "Kapitans" were appointed chiefs or headmen of various ethnic communities. And in its early years, the temple served the Chinese community's religious needs and functioned as the official administrative centre and a court of justice for the Kapitans.

For more information about the temple, visit AmazingMelaka.com
On 28 September 1949, the Parliament passed the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple Incorporation Ordinance. Subsequently, a Board of Trustees was formed to look after the temple.
How to get there?
Address: No. 25 Jalan To'kong, 75200 Melaka
Tel: 06 282 9343

Website: www.chenghoonteng.org.my

The temple is located near Jonker Street, along Jalan Tukang Emas.
From Holiday Inn Melaka, it takes about 15 minutes' walk.
Around the area, there are also a few other temples.
As Cheng Hoon Teng Temple is the oldest temple in Malaysia and was awarded a UNESCO award for its outstanding architectural restoration, we decided to make a trip to the temple to offer our prayers.

We arrived around noon time and it was scorching hot.
The temple was also slightly crowded with worshippers.
Opening hours
Daily from 7am to 7pm

Chanting Sessions
Every Friday, Sunday and 1st & 15th day of the lunar month from 7pm to 9pm.
Check the location on Google Map

Read my post on Malacca.

Where else have I been in Malacca?

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