133-year-old Bukit Mertajam temple razed by fire (updated)

BUKIT MERTAJAM: The 133-year-old Tua Pek Kong Temple in Jalan Pasar has been razed after it caught fire Wednesday (July 3) evening.

Firemen in the dozens were dispatched to the scene to extinguish the fire, which engulfed almost the entire temple and billowed thick smoke into the air.

The firemen managed to bring the blaze under control but large parts of the temple had already been razed. 

Traders in a food court nearby have also been evacuated.

Known to locals as Pek Kong Cheng Tua Pek Kong Temple, it was built in 1886 in the heart of town.


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