Photographer's Note

The Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple, also known as Poh Hock Seah, is a clan temple of the Hokkien people who trace their origin to Southern Fujian Province in China.

Although registered with the Chinese Protectorate of Penang on 11 October 1892, the Hock Teik Cheng Sin can trace its roots back to 1844, with the founding of the Kean Teik Tong Hokkien association. It is one of the Hokkien institutions set up before the large influx of newcomers (collective called the Sinkheh) to Penang.

The Hock Teik Cheng Sin moved to its present site in 1850. It occupies a lot granted to its leader, Khoo Teeau Pang. The temple and its surrounding buildings are believed to have been constructed between 1850 and 1867. It is most popularly known as the Hokkien Tua Pek Kong Temple, after its patron deity, Tua Pek Kong, the Taoist god of prosperity, who also goes by then name of Hock Teik Cheng Sin. The Tua Pek Kong in this case serves as the tutelary deity for the Hokkien people of George Town, a similar position played by the deity at the Cantonese Tua Pek Kong Temple.

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  • Copyright: Alex Fan Moniz (LondonBoy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 97 W: 0 N: 660] (2606)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2022-01-31
  • Camera: Canon EOS 1300D
  • Exposure: 1/160 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2022-04-04 9:33
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