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Air Itam Tua Pek Kong Temple






Air Itam Tua Pek Kong TempleAir Itam Tua Pek Kong Temple (19 February 2005)



Air Itam Tua Pek Kong Temple is a temple in Air Itam dedicated to the Taoist god of prosperity. Officially known as the Bao Xing Xian Yan Tua Pek Kong Temple (Traditional Chinese: 寶興仙岩大伯公, Simplified Chinese: 宝兴仙岩大伯公)is located in Air Itam Village. As with most Taoist communities, Air Itam has a Tua Pek Kong temple, as the deity is regarded as a protector of the settlement. The Air Itam Tua Pek Kong Temple comprises two shrines. One is beside Jalan Balik Pulau at the bottom of the hill, while another is on the hill slope about 45 minutes from the bottom shrine.

the Air Itam Tua Pek Kong Temple on Google Maps Street View




The main entrance to the Air Itam Tua Pek Kong temple was donated by the Haw Par brothers Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par in the 1930's.

Air Itam Tua Pek Kong TempleFront porch, Air Itam Tua Pek Kong Temple (19 February 2005)


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.

Entrance to the Air Itam Tua Pek Kong TempleEntrance to the Air Itam Tua Pek Kong Temple (18 January, 2009)

Location of the Air Itam Tua Pek Kong Temple on the map

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