The Old Chinese Temple is one of the oldest structures in Johor Bahru. It is located downtown, surrounded by sky scrappers, malls and other temples.
The temple is a place of worship and a symbol of unity among Five Chinese Dialect Groups which are “Teochew”, “Hoklo (Hokkien)”, “Cantonese”, “Hakka” and “Hainan”.
The temple hosts 5 Deities. There are:
- Yuan Tian Shang Di (元天上帝) (大老爷)
- Hong Xian Da Di (洪仙大帝) (洪仙公)
- Gan Tian Da Di (感天大帝)
- Hua Guang Da Di (华光大帝)
- Zhao Da Yuan Shuai (赵大元帅)
Each of the deities are separately worshipped by the “Teochew”, “Hoklo”, “Cantonese”, “Hakka” and “Hainan.”
I took all the photos.
Location: Lot 653 Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 81800 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Related: Buddha Tooth Temple (Singapore) – Masjid India Mosque, Old Town Johor Bahru – Hindu Glass Temple in Johor Bahru
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cool pictures! avid travel photographer myself. cheers!