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福德祠 Fu De Ci Temple at Pulau Pinang.

Some of the Chinese Temples are completed with restaurant or canteen, after worship in the temple, or even not a believer, residents welcome to meet their friends here, it is an idea place for keeping the good friendship among the residents staying at nearby districts.

Fu De Ci is a type of Chinese Temple that worshipping Gods of property, Gods of Land, Tua Pek Kong to protect our mother land, with worshipping the above Chinese Gods, residents believe that they are always able to live harmonious, happy and peaceful without any disaster and war on the mother land.

The Fu De Zheng Shen (The Fu De God)

Tu Di Gong (Chinese: 土地公; pinyin: tǔ dì gōng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Thó-tī-kong/Thó͘-tī-kong), also known as Tu Di (土地), Tu Gong (土公), and Dabo Gong (大伯公), is a Chinese earth god worshipped by Chinese folk religion worshippers and Taoists. A formal name for Tu Di Gong is simplified Chinese: 福德正神; pinyin: Fúdé zhèngshén, meaning the earth god of wealth and merit.

In China, every village[citation needed] had a shrine to Tu Di Gong. It was this deity who was in charge of administering the affairs of a particular village. In traditional times, village concerns were primarily agricultural or weather-related. This god was not all-powerful, but was a modest heavenly bureaucrat to whom individual villagers could turn in times of drought or famine.

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