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Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral Temple

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Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral TempleChung Keng Kwee Ancestral Temple (25 April, 2007)



Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral Temple is a family temple built by Kapitan China Chung Keng Kwee for the worship of his ancestors. The temple is located along Church Street, next to his residence and office, Hai Kee Chan. Inside the temple is a life-size statue of Chung Keng Kwee. On the walls are paintings of the Kapitan and his parents.

Ancestral shrine, central prayer hall of the Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral TempleAncestral shrine, central prayer hall of the Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral Temple (30 October, 2004)


The artisans working on the temple are believed to be the same ones who did the Ng Fook Thong Temple along Chulia Street. The Kapitan engaged them from Fook San in China. As you explore the temple, admire the intricate ornamental figurines on the ceiling. If you have a chance to visit the Ng Fook Thong Temple, you can compare them (alternatively you can do that by browsing this website).

A visit to the Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral Temple is often part of the tour of Hai Kee Chan (aka Pinang Peranakan Museum). If your intention is to visit this temple, which is otherwise not open to the public, you should inquire with the museum whether the tour includes this temple.

Getting there

You can walk to this site from the Weld Quay Ferry & Bus Terminal. Cross Weld Quay on the pedestrian bridge, then continue north until junction with Church Street Ghaut. Turn left, follow Church Street Ghaut. After intersection with Beach Street (Lebuh Pantai), you enter Church Street. The Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral Temple is on your left, across the road from the Penang Heritage Trust.

Chung Keng Kwee's Mother Chung Keng Kwee's Father


Chung Keng Kwee's Major Wife Chung Keng Kwee Chung Keng Kwee's Minor Wife


Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral TempleChung Keng Kwee Ancestral Temple, as seen from the Penang Heritage Trust (25 June, 2006)


The front façade of Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral TempleThe front façade of Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral Temple (30 October, 2004)


Entrance to Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral TempleEntrance to Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral Temple (30 October, 2004)


Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral TempleFurniture, Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral Temple (30 October, 2004)


Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral TempleAntique chairs, Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral Temple (30 October, 2004)


Statue of Chung Keng KweeStatue of Chung Keng Kwee (30 October, 2004)


Ornamental figurines, Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral TempleOrnamental figurines, Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral Temple (24 June, 2005)


Ancient well, Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral TempleAncient well, Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral Temple (24 June, 2005)


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Tim at the Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral TempleTim at the Chung Keng Kwee Ancestral Temple (30 October, 2004)

List of Chinese Temples in Penang and Chinese Temples in Malaysia



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