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Monday, October 12, 2009

Hainanese Tianhou Temple (天后宫) in George Town, Penang

The Hainanese Tianhou Temple (天后宫) in the historic centre of George Town, Penang, which is a World Heritage Site. One finds the usual 3 sets of altars: the centre one dedicated to Tianhou (Mazu) (天后/妈祖), and to her left one dedicated to Shui Wei Niang Niang (水尾娘娘) and to her right dedicated to the 108 Brothers (一百零八兄弟). The Hainanese Association (琼州工会) is also located here.
The shop house nextdoor is dedicated to the quinessential Penang and Province Wellesley Coffee Merchants Association.


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