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Address: Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 7 277 7858
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much changed in 20 years

No fee for entry but donations are expected - typically MYRinggit 5 You have to take off your shoes before the main alter. They limit worshippers to lighting 3 joss-stick only... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

While not being conserved as nice as some other old temples in Malaysia, it is certainly the best in JB, and represents the unique local Chinese way, where 5 Chinese gods from different dialect is worship in the same temple. Some exhibits there also tell the history of local Chinese

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

me and my mom went there to say our prayers and we r both glad that we went all the way there even though it was raining a little

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

There is simply no chance to visit the temple as it is always under renovation. Come again next year and looking forward for a brand new look.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It's the oldest Chinese temple in Johor Bahru. On the 20th Day of Chinese New Year(Chinese calendar) each year, there will be a chingay starting from this temple and around Johor Bahru city. This is a major yearly cultural event in Johor Bahru. The event represent Gods of different Chinese tribes to protect and govern good fortune for local people.

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Pasadena, California
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152 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

No fee for entry but donations are expected - typically MYRinggit 5 You have to take off your shoes before the main alter. They limit worshippers to lighting 3 joss-stick only, to cut down on the smoke. (In my childhood I was much fascinated by sunlight striking the smoke drifting up from the giant candles and enormous joss-ticks. I loved... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It is walking distance from Kotaraya shopping mall. Very quiet and boring place. Not much visitors. Nothing much to see. Past by there few times hardly see any local visit the place too

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I arrived slightly too late to get inside this one. It's still possible, however, to take a few pictures through the gate but obviously not of the inner temple.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple ( 柔佛古廟) is a place of worship and a symbol of unity among Five Chinese Dialect Groups which are "Teochew", "Hoklo (Hokkien)", "Cantonese", "Hakka" and "Hainan". The temple was built during the 19th Century, although there are no actual records regarding the completion of the temple, the plaque and the century-old bronze bell located in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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239 attraction reviews
392 helpful votes 392 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a small Chinese Temple we just happened to come across during a day trip from Singapore. Its design is typical Chinese red painted frame with green tiled roof, with many panels bearing painted scenes. There are various statues within the building which at the time of our visit seemed very popular with local worshipers. To find the temple... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is good that we still can perform praying tradition in this history temple. It is free will for donation. Can take some snapshot too.

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