Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

Malaysia's oldest traditional Chinese temple

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The restoration committee faced a most challenging task. Its brief included three important aims - to conduct a restoration meeting the highest international standards of conservation, to use existing material finishes, and to retain all original functions and spaces.

Authenticity would be one of the cornerstones of the restoration. In essence, this meant the integrity and significance of the 17th century edifice had to be retained in its true form.

The Temple is also bound, in theory, by not one but three sets of controls: the Federal Antiquities Act 1976, the Malacca Preservation & Conservation of Cultural Heritage Enactment 1988, and the Cheng Hoon Teng Ordinance 1949 incorporated in Parliament.

It must be noted that the restoration of Cheng Hoon Teng’s Main Temple building and the Prayer Pavilion has seen the preservation of the original built form, materials, and style of the architectural design, as well as the structural system. Also, where possible, traditional methods of construction were used, the dedication of Malaysians assigned to the project enhanced by the expertise of craftsmen and artisans from South China.


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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