Last week I took a motorcycle ride up the hill traveling from Balik Pulau to Air Itam on an unusual route.
Talking about the route, it is usually taken by me and my friends during the 九王爷 festive week (falls on 9th month of Chinese lunar calender) by foot to a Chinese temple called 清觀寺. It is usually a 2 hours journey on foot from Balik Pulau up till the temple. I will try to post up photos taken around that temple later.
I have google-ed abit on 九王爷, If you would like to know more about this festive event, check it at http://forum.photopintu.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5873
And here’s some brief description about 清觀寺 temple found in Wikimapia
A Taoism Temple for the god of “Nine Emperors”. It was built on a hill top in 1890 (this hill is known locally as ‘Cheng Jee Chan’- literally meaning 1200 steps of stone stairways leading to the hill shrine). A festival / praying ceremony is held consecutively on the first nine days of the 9th Month in Lunar / Chinese Calendar every year. The climax is on the midnight of the 9th day where the worshipers send the deities back to heaven…
Going back to the topic itself, I went to another temple called 宝天宫. It is located somewhere 2km away from 清觀寺 measured in straight line (Obviously, it is not that near as you can imagine in real life up the hill). I don’t know much about this temple but for one thing I’m freaking sure. It offers great view of Balik Pulau from there! :DRead More