Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple

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.

photo of Bells old chinese temple jb

Bells on exterior wall of the old Chinese Temple. Note the turtle at the bottom of the flagpole.

photo inside old chinese temple

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”.


Statue of with green skin and painting at the Old Chinese Temple

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)

photo of wall frieze

photo of alter in Old Chinese Temple

Each of the deities are separately worshipped by the “Teochew”, “Hoklo”, “Cantonese”, “Hakka” and “Hainan.”

Wall art (drawing and paintings)

photo of Ceremonial chairs at the Old Chinese Temple

Ceremonial chairs. Not they are designed to have long poles inserted into them so the chairs can be carried in parades (like Chingay parades during the Chinese New Year celebrations).

Burning offerings at the old chinese temple

I took all the photos.

Location: Lot 653 Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 81800 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

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