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A Piece of Enlightenment at Xiang Lin Si Temple | Malacca, Malaysia by The Poor Traveler on Aug 17, 2012I was the only tourist at the time. There were some believers standing by the entrance, holding lighted joss sticks, and whispering words of prayer. All of them were outside. And then it hit me: Are tourists even allowed to enter this temple? Fortun...



Prayers and Wonders at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple | Malacca, Malaysia by The Poor Traveler on Aug 14, 2012The crowd was starting to grow bigger at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple grounds. By the gate, vendors greeted tourists with invitations to see and buy the peacock feathers in their gentle embrace while another group sat behind a set of bouquets. Beyond the g...



The Outsider at Sri Poyyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Temple | Malacca, Malaysia by The Poor Traveler on Aug 14, 2012I had never been inside a Hindu temple. I had seen a number of Hindu temples before: in Singapore, in Penang, in Kuala Lumpur. But I had never been inside one. I only had a chance to stand outside with my head tilted and my mouth open as I admired th...



Kampung Kling Mosque | Malacca, Malaysia by The Poor Traveler on Aug 10, 2012A dark grey dove glided through the air into the mosque and perched atop a fountain in the middle of the pool. I looked at my friends Asta and Ces and, without saying a word, we just stood there and watched it. Two muslim men sitting on the perch wer...



Walking in Harmony: Temple Street Walking Tour | Malacca, Malaysia by The Poor Traveler on Aug 10, 2012The street is known by many names. Locals have three names for this long road, one for each segment: Jalan Tukang Emas, Jalan Tukang Besi, and Jalan Tokong. Why they have to “divide” the street and give it three names is quite beyond me...



Walking in ‘Harmony’: Temple Street Walking Tour | Malacca, Malaysia by The Poor Traveler on Aug 10, 2012The street is known by many names. Locals have three names for this long road, one for each segment: Jalan Tukang Emas, Jalan Tukang Besi, and Jalan Tokong. Why they have to “divide” the street and give it three names is quite beyond me...



Kampung Kling Mosque: Embracing Diversity | Malacca, Malaysia by The Poor Traveler on Aug 10, 2012A dark grey dove glided through the air into the mosque and perched atop a fountain in the middle of the pool. I looked at my friends Asta and Ces and, without saying a word, we just stood there and watched it. Two muslim men sitting on the perch wer...