Old Chinese Temple

The history of the temple begins in the early 1870s to 1880s in the 19th century. Because the relationship between the local Chinese was very friendly with the Johor monarchy, Sultan Abu Bakar encouraged the Chinese to build their places of worship and for burials by providing them with land.

This temple was later built by the Head of the Ngee Heng Company led by Tan Hiok Nee. In 1981, the temple was proposed to undergo renovation. The renovated temple was then completed the following year in December 1995 with many of the structural designs preserved and important relics such as the century-old bronze bell, incense burner and wooden tablets still in place. This temple is one of the oldest structures in the city and is a symbol of unity between the five ethnic Chinese Teochew, Hoklo (Hokkien), Cantonese, Hakka and Hainan.

Address: Lot 653, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor

Contact: 07-277 7858