Hidden tiny bright blue Confucian temple
Tiny blue temple
In one of the narrow alleys (gang) located off Kemenangan Street, you'll find a bright blue Konghucu (Confucian) temple.
Inside is a mesmerising display of acculturation with many gods and goddesses from different religions all over the Melaka Strait.
Don't forget to greet Tjouw Kun Kong, the goddess of the kitchen, located in the very left corner. A little prayer may just improve your culinary skills… She’s also believed to be the one who supervises our good and bad deeds!
The temple may be tiny, but it's very important to the local community. When its 50th anniversary was celebrated in 2012, over one hundred Chinese cultural groups from all over Indonesia participated in the festival. They organised one of the grandest displays of barongsai (lion) and liong (dragon) dances ever witnessed in Glodok.
In Glodok family houses (klentengs) are oftenshared with the community. This particular klenteng belongs to the Tjiabonn Koat family.