Temples maintain Teochew identity

January 12, 2010, Tuesday

KUCHING: Two temples — Hiang Thian Siang Ti and Yang Chun Tai at Wayang Street here — were recently renovated without compromising their Teochew identity, said Kuching Teochew Association president Kapitan Tan Kit Leng.

“It is important to maintain the majestic and original look of the building. Hiang Thian Siang Ti temple is the most original and valuable historical cultural Teochew building. It is part of the history of the Chinese in Kuching, especially as a meeting place for the Teochews in the past,” he said.

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