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St. Anne's Church

St. Anne’s Church

Each year, on the month of July, an estimated 250,000 visitors from Malaysia and abroad flock to Penang’s mainland to pay tribute to a Christian matriarch who lived over 2,000 years ago in the middle east. This annual event, which is in honour of St. Anne, the grandmother of Jesus Christ, is a nine-day prayer [...]

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Penang Tourist Attraction :: Snake Temple

Penang Tourist Attraction :: Snake Temple

Penang Snake Temple Address: Jalan Tokong Ular, Kawasan Perindustrian Bayan Lepas, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia. The snake temple, also known as the Hock Hin Keong temple, was built by some local Chinese inhabitants in 1829 for the patron deity “Chor Soo Kong”. The snakes are venomous Wagler’s pit vipers and are said to be [...]

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Penang Tourist Attraction :: Thai Pak Koong Temple

Penang Tourist Attraction :: Thai Pak Koong Temple

This temple is famous for its annual “fire ritual” during 15th of lunar calendar in predicting Penang’s economic trend. The origin story of this temple In 1745, three Hakka people named Chang Li, Qiu Zhao-Jin and Ma Fu Chun from Canton Province sailed to South East Asia to seek for a new life due to [...]

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Penang Tourist Attraction :: Kek Lok Si

Penang Tourist Attraction :: Kek Lok Si

Address: Kek Lok Si, Ayer Hitam 11500, Penang, Malaysia Kek Lok Si or The temple of Supreme Bliss is a 120-year-old temple stands magnificently in the a hill in Air Hitam. It is one of the largest and finest Buddhist temples in south-east Asia. This impressive monastery features many gardens, shrines, sculptures and ponds. The [...]

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Penang Tourist Attraction :: Dharmikaramma Burmese Buddhist Temple

Penang Tourist Attraction :: Dharmikaramma Burmese Buddhist Temple

Address: Lorong Burma, Pulau Tikus 10250, Penang. The temple entrance is guarded by a pair of sculptured elephants. In the Sima Hall, standing in the center is a magnificent 8.2 metres high Buddha statue. The head and feet were made of carved marble stones. Sixteen 8 foot standing images and hundreds of smaller white figures [...]

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Penang Tourist Attraction :: Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram

Penang Tourist Attraction :: Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram

Address: Burma Lane, Pulau Tikus 10250, Penang. The temple was built in 1845 at Burma Lane on a piece of land given by Queen Victoria to four women trustees as a gesture of goodwill to boost trading relations with Thailand. The first monk was a Theravada Buddhist monk from Thailand, Phorthan Kuat, also known as [...]

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