Timothy Tye
Air Itam Tua Pek Kong Gateway

Air Itam Tua Pek Kong Gateway (GPS: 5.40208, 100.27678) is a beautiful, ornate Chinese temple archway. It marks the entrance to the Air Itam Tua Pek Kong Temple. It has sloping roof ridges that are characteristic of the Hokkien temple architecture of southern China. The gateway was erected in 1931, a gift from philanthropist brothers Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par.

It is a pity that so far the Air Itam Tua Pek Kong Gateway has remained overlooked despite its aesthetic significance in the village. But on the other hand, perhaps it is a good thing that the archway remains untouched by any sloppy attempts to paint over it. As of now, the archway is well preserve and bears most of its original ornamentation.

Air Itam Tua Pek Kong Gateway (18 January 2009)

Getting there

From the Air Itam market, go straight until junction with Jalan Balik Pulau. Turning left takes you to Kek Lok Si Temple. Turn right, and you see the Air Itam Tua Pek Kong Gateway to your left.

Air Itam Tua Pek Kong Gateway (18 January 2009)

Air Itam Tua Pek Kong Gateway, from inside (19 February 2005)

Air Itam Tua Pek Kong Temple Gateway is on the map of Air Itam

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