Popular place of worship for the local Chinese community
Vihara Tanda Bhakti
This brightly coloured Buddhist temple may not be as famous and vibrant as the big Yin de Yan temple, but it's just as popular among the locals. It's a quiet, tranquil place tucked away from the busy streets of Glodok.
In contrast to the bright and colourful Jin De Yuan, this temple has a serene, peaceful ambience that gives you a breather from Glodok's bustling streets.
The guard greets all the visitors. Do not hesitate to enter the main altar and take a glance at the wooden board with Chinese characters above it; it carries an important message...
The Chinese characters at the main altar say 'happiness', 'prosperity' and 'longevity', and the Bahasa inscription Semoga semua makhluk berbagia means 'May all be happy". This peaceful message is repeated throughout the temple.
Traditional Chinese customs matter here in the hood. Every Sunday at noon, there is an open music practice where the community comes together: elderly people; nostalgic music.