Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple

Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple is located in Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru. The temple is surrounded by modern skyscrapers. It is one of the oldest structures in Johor Bahru.

The temple is a place of worship and a symbol of unity among Five Chinese Dialect Groups which are “Teochew”, “Hoklo (Hokkien)”, “Cantonese”, “Hakka” and “Hainan”. It was built during the 19th Century by the Head of Ngee Heng Company  and various Chinese community leaders.

The temple hosts 5 Deities. Each of the deities are separately worshipped by “Teochew”, “Hoklo (Hokkien)”, “Cantonese”, “Hakka” and “Hainan” people. Every year in the first lunar month of 20-23rd, the Temple organizes its annual Chingay known as the Parade of Deities.

Image by: Terence Ong

Operating Hours

Daily: 7.00 a.m – 5.00 p.m


Adult: RM 2.00

Child: RM 1.00


Lot 653, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

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Hear From Others

The Old Chinese Temple is one of the oldest structures in Johor Bahru. It is located downtown, surrounded by sky scrappers, malls and other temples.


t’s not a grand building nor is its architecture extraordinary. But, its significance is far larger than its small physical presence – it is the spiritual heart of Johor Bahru’s Chinese community.


Unlike other Chinese temples that usually bear the name of deities or clans, the Johor Ancient Chinese Temple is believed to be the first Chinese temple in Malaysia to be named after a state. 

Peggy Loh

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Hutan Bandar MBJB

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Istana Bukit Serene

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Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory

Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory was first open at 1919. This little bakery offers delicious buns, cakes and biscuits baked in a charcoal oven. The bakery is located along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee street. The place still retain the old style like it was almost a hundred year ago. It is mostly untouched except for the restoration of the oven roof.

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