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Sin Sze Si Ya Temple - The Legends Unfold

 ( Not Rated ) , By BeED Author   -  Literature Upper Secondary (Core Content)

  0.8 hour(s)
   25   0   0
  Thursday, September 13, 2018
   Not Required
  3.62 MB

Course Info

About this Place Of Interest

Sin Sze Si Ya Temple is the oldest Taoist temple in Kuala Lumpur. It was built in 1864 by Kapitan Yap Ah Loy(叶亚来), who played a significant role in developing the city into a commercial and mining centre. Just a three-minute walk from Petaling Street, this temple is dedicated to patron deities Sin Sze Ya and Si Sze Ya, who played significant roles in Yap Ah Loy's ascension to Kapitan status during the 19th century. Aside from prayers and and fortune-telling, this temple also functions as a cultural centre for Kuala Lumpur’s Chinese community.

About this Learning Experience

In this Learning Experience, students will study some of the themes and values behind Malaysian Chinese folklore, including animal symbolism, legends, and traditions. This Learning Experience is suitable for Upper Secondary students.

Syllabus Content

  • Literature
  • Folklore
  • Symbol
  • Legend and Myth

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Sin Sze Si Ya Temple, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

14A, Lebuh Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, 50050


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