Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

Malaysia's oldest traditional Chinese temple

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Kapitans of Cheng Hoon Teng

Kapitan Li Wei King Kapitan Chan Ki Lock Kapitan Chua Su Cheong

Kapitans played an important role in the history of the Chinese in Malaysia. They wielded considerable influence, contributing to social, economic and political development in areas under their jurisdiction. Among Chinese settlements in the Malay Peninsula, Malacca was the oldest and most established, with an illustrious line of Kapitans.

Chinese Kapitans of Malacca

1. Kapitan Tay Hong Yong alias Tay Kie Ki (1572-1617) *

2. Kapitan Li Wei King alias Koon Chang (1614-1688)

3. Kapitan Lee Chiang Hou alias Chong Kian (1662-1708)

4. Kapitan Chan Ki Lock alias Chan Lak Kua (1643-1718)

5. Kapitan Chan Hian Kway alias Kwang Hwee (1725-1765)

6. Kapitan Tan Seng Yong (1703-1784)

7. Kapitan Tan Ki Hou alias Siang Lian (1748-1794)

8. Kapitan Chua Su Cheong alias Tok Ping (1750-1802)

9. Kapitan Chan Yew Liang alias Keng Sin (1771-1882)

10. Kapitan Chan Say Hong alias Fook Lin

* There has been much dissent amongst writers on who was the first Kapitan China and the year of birth and death of Kapitan Tay.


Besides Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple incorporated manages eight other temples. These are:-

Poh San Teng Yong Chuan Tian
Cheng Wah Keong Geok Ee Keong
Thian Teck Keong Leong San Teng
Wah Teck Keong Keok Kang Bio


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