Friday, January 31, 2014

Visit Malaysia Year 2014 - Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang

To support Visit Malaysia Year 2014, I will be writing on various tourist attractions in the country. Let us work together to bring in tourists to our lovely Malaysia.


Happy Chinese New Year! Wishing everyone a prosperous year and that in this Year of Horse, good fortune and longevity loom over all of you.

With this weekend being a long holiday, why not take this opportunity to explore Malaysia and where better than in Georgetown, Penang, to join in the grand celebration of Chinese New Year? As I had wrote here in Virtual Malaysia, during this festive season, Kek Lok Si Temple can be quite a sight at night, what with the red and yellow lanterns decorating the temple.

However, even in the daylight, you can still explore the temple and absorb the atmosphere. It will definitely be crowded with the locals paying their respects to the deities.

I'll just share some of the photos here and maybe once I manage to get myself to Penang during the season, I'll upload more night photos. As of now, the photos will be of those taken during my university years.

In the morning (taken last year):

At night (taken back in 2010 with my Canon Ixus 100):

Info Box

Kek Lok Si Temple,
1, Tokong Kek Lok Si, 11500 Georgetown, Penang.
Opens daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. During Chinese New Year, the temple opens until 10 p.m.
No entrance fee. However, there is a RM 2 charge per person for the Sky Lift which takes you to the hillside above the pagoda. 


  1. the best time to visit Kek Lok Si temple is during CNY! those red and yellow laterns and LED lights decoration really fascinating and beautiful. :) glad that i managed to visit this temple this year on the second day of CNY hehehe

  2. I totally agreed! I'm still finding time to visit the temple during the season. Hopefully, can still make it..