Chinese Temples in Kuala Lumpur
Stylemugger is presently on track! I do apologize for a long hiatus in sharing my extraordinary past undertakings. Anyhow, I am back and I am energized to tell you everything.
First thing first, I am currently in Penang, Malaysia and will be working (related to my profession - IT programmer) here from now on. So expect a lot of food blogs about Penang as it is known in the finest food city in Malaysia. *wink*
Speaking of Malaysia, we all know that Malaysia is a mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European which is the reason why there's a lot of temples in each city.
One of the places to visit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia are the colorful Chinese Temples. It is popular in Kuala Lumpur specially in the Chinatown KL District. I recommended you to visit these temples during the annual festivities like Chinese New Year and Wesak Day where hundreds of devotees are coming to pay their respects and get their fortunes told by resident monks.
My sister and I visited these two Chinese Temples:
1. Kuan Ti Temple - it is located in Chinatown along Jalan Tuh HS Lee. It is also known as Guan Di Temple and Kwong Siew Free School. You will notice the two stone lions on the entrance of the temple. These two lions used as a protective symbol to ward off the negative vitality. Inside the temple, there's a counter where joss sticks and incense are sold.
Monday to Sunday
07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Right across the street from Popular Bookstore and just opposite of Sri Mahamariamman Temple
2. Sin Sze Si Ya Temple - it is also located in Chinatown along Jalan Tuh HS Lee. This temple is the oldest Taoist temple in Kuala Lumpur. There's a lot of lanterns and other colorful decorations inside of it. I heard that there was even a fortune telling and divination thing here. One more thing, I noticed a lot of red papers hanging from the ceiling and found out that those papers are a list of exam names, dates and venues. They said local Chinese students came here to pray for good examination results. They pray for great luckiness from Wenchang Dijun, who is the God of Education in Chinese mythology. Well, I should know about this during my student days, to have a perfect score in all my exams! Kidding.
Monday to Sunday
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Take the LRT train to the Pasar Seni Station or Masjid Jamek Station. It is just a six-minute walk away from both stations. Once you reached Kuan Ti Temple, you will easily find it. *wink*
What ever our religion and belief is, don't forget to respect each other. Hope you like my entry today!
And oh, don't forget to comment here in case you find a new temple in Malaysia, I am happy to visit it.