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Sin Sze Si Ya Temple

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Jalan Cheng Lock | Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
+60 3-2078 9052
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

Visited a great bakery and bought lots of goodies for afternoon tea recommend the husband and wife pastries. Indoor was great for local gifts for home

Thank Tina P
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Honestly not worth the time — it’s a small little temple similar to any other temple you can find in any Chinatown. Sure, you can pop your head in if you happen to be passing by in the neighborhood, otherwise don’t go specifically seeking it...More

Thank Phebe H
Reviewed August 8, 2018

A beautiful temple, serving the downtown Chinese community. The location is slightly hidden from view, located near Central Market and Petaling Street.

Thank AlanT1719
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful and very popular. A must visit if you are in the China town area. 2 minutes walk from the metro stations and train lines. Donations can be made so you can place an incense offering. Suitable for the disabled and buggies.

Thank ZBH88
Reviewed July 26, 2018

This is an authentic Chinese Temple build by the community for the community. There are small free guide books in English inside a small cabinet at the left side of the main entrance. The guide book explains very well the history of the temple and...More

Thank Gillou G
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Sin Tze Si Ya Temple, located at kuala lumpur chinatown, just steps ahead from famous petaling street night market.

Thank Leonardi L
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Very nice to look around if you are in Chinatown. Staff are welcoming but little English. Still very nice to look at the Temple. Peaceful place.

Thank Lanyon90
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Good to have a guide to explain all the intracasies of the building contents and the rituals performed here by the Chinese. Constantly in use and fascinating to watch the visitors and locals alike.

Reviewed June 20, 2018

Never been to a Chinese Temple, so were excited when we saw this one. Unlike Hindu temples, you can go in with your shoes on and have a walk about. It was a shame there was nobody there to talk about what was what. I...More

Thank Sunny P
Reviewed May 2, 2018

This ornate temple was dedicated by Kapitan Yap Ah Loy to his chief lieutenant Chong Piang and his former mentor Shin Kap (Kapitan of modern day Seremban) in 1864. The odd orientation is because the design followed feng shui geometric principles. Students pray for exam...More

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Response from ArunR1104 | Reviewed this property |
I have not talked to the fortune tellers in the temple. But most of the people in KL can speak English very fluently. Really a nice place. We were surprised to see that many spoke Hindi also in the temple.
April 10, 2015|
Response from SJTKL | Reviewed this property |
From the front entrance of Central Market turn left and walk up the pedestrian street market (Bestari Walk) until you reach the first right hand turn. Turn right through the arched walkway and at the next right hand turn you... More