MELAKA 马六甲   .   SAM PO KONG TEMPLE

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The Sam Po Kong Temple in Melaka is located directly at the foot of the famous Bukit Cina. This famous tourist attraction was built in 1795. This temple was actually name after a legendary fish called Sam Poh Kong whereby according to legend that during one of the Admiral's trip to Melaka, his ship encountered a leak and the fish was accidentally caught in the hole and stopped the leak in the hull of the ship.

An inscription on a stela commemorating the founding of the temple reads: "Bukit China is the place where early traders from China were buried. Many Chinese traders came to this country with high expectations of success. Sadly, some died before fulfilling their dreams. Without a family with them, there was no one to pray for their souls. As such, the Chinese Kapitans initiated prayers on their behalf. However, these were always hampered by strong winds and heavy rainfalls because there was no proper shelter. So in 1795, after Chua Su Cheong had been appointed the Chinese Kapitan, he looked into this problem faced by the community and initiated the building of a temple at the foot of Bukit China, to ensure that the prayers for those buried in Bukit China would not be interrupted."

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Address Jalan Puteri Hang Li Poh
Malacca, Malaysia 75100
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