Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

Malaysia's oldest traditional Chinese temple

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Chai Hui

Chai Hui

Paintings known as “Chai Hui” or frescoes adorn part of the walls, roof ridges, and gables. These illustrate scenes from Chinese classics. Like some sections of the Chien Nien, past amateurish attempts at repainting the murals had caused considerable damage. Most of the Chai Hui at the gable ends had deteriorated due to harsh weathering. Using the remaining images for clues about which classic scenes to portray, the artist managed to restore the chai hui to its original splendour.

At the time of the restoration, only one small area on the left gable wall had the original Chai Hui. The restoration team decided to preserve this section as it was. By looking at the original drawings on the panels opposite the unrestored panel, the restoration team was able to determine which scenes would adorn it. Traditional methods were used for the wall paintings. The artist breathed new life into the murals.


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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