Walking in the sun…

I wonder how many visitors to Sibu will drop by the Tua Pek Kong Temple…

Sibu Tua Pek Kong Temple

…here with its 7-storey pagoda. I know some people will do that so they can go up to the top floor of the pagoda for a bird’s eye view of the town. Well, that sunny day, before our Korean lunch at the restaurant close by, we dropped by and walked around the place…


…to pass the time.

I love the decor like these colourful borders that line the corners below the ceiling, the dragons…


…and the phoenixes…


…and there are lovely carvings all around on the walls and there is this fountain…


…there too and devotees go here to offer joss sticks to the tortoise…


…and also to the Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) statue at the back.

There is a small park further to the back, the Chiang Chuan Garden (漳泉園) with nice swan statues…


– the iconic symbol of Sibu town but I did see a headless one. Hopefully, that was not the result of some act of vandalism – some people are really incorrigible.

There are a lot more beautiful carvings…


…though I do think some of them need a bit of washing…

Birds & peaches

…and cleaning…


…and there are some lovely plants here and there…

Bonzai 1

…like these pots of bonzai

Bonzai 2

…for instance.

Ever so often, you will catch a glimpse of an express boat…

Express boat

…sailing past along the majestic Rejang River, the longest in Malaysia, and you can go to the wharf to see these old motor launches…

Motor launches

…and these double-decker ones…

Floating grocery stores

…that are now being used as floating grocery stores.

In the distance, you can see the Express Boat Wharf/Jetty with one of the leading hotels in Sibu in the background…

Express wharf & Kingwood Hotel

I must say that I enjoyed the walk a lot more than that time when I visited the massively huge temple complex which was somewhat dilapidated and run-down. I certainly hope they have done something by now to restore it and make it more worthwhile for visitors to go all the way to walk around the place.

THE SIBU TUA PEK KONG TAOIST TEMPLE (2.287257, 111.825988) is located along Jalan Temple at its t-junction with Jalan Chew Geok Lin.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

11 thoughts on “Walking in the sun…”

  1. Beautiful temple with nice deco & carvings. Other than the few carvings that need cleaning, thé surroundings looks clean. The floating grocery stores reminds me of the Thailand floating market.

    Yes, glad that people around there are civic-minded enough not to litter and will keep the place clean.

  2. All too often, we neglect to visit the interesting places near our home, instead looking for ones further away. A very nice portrayal of your visit.

    Yes, many travel overseas, here, there, everywhere – and spam everyone’s Facebook page with hundreds and hundreds of photos and yet they have never set foot at some really nice places at their own doorstep.

  3. what a lovely place to hopefully find some tranquility – i’m not super-fit but i’d try climbing those seven storeys for the view!

    Ask me no questions and I will tell no lies! Hehehehehe!!!

  4. The temple looks like a nice place to do some outdoor photoshoot… I believe tourist loves to check out this place.

    Yes, no need to go far and wide for those pre-wedding photos, this place would be nice enough…as well as a number of other places here. I guess some people may not want to have their photos taken at the same location as others.

  5. I love to walk this kind of places…

    You can get to do that if ever you come to Sibu.

  6. Thank you for showing us the photos of the temple. I didn’t have chance to walk.around, just seen from the car every time passing by that road.

    Yes. Remember the floating grocery store. Haha.

    See! So near, yet so far. The park at the back is very nice. I did not know it was there till I took my friends from Terengganu there when they came a few years ago. Sure was a pleasant surprise.

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