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Melaka Wangkang Procession

Don’t miss this rare procession which was held in certain year only under the instruction of the Divine. The last three Wangkang festivals took place in 1919, 1933 and 2001, and there are no records on when the first was held in the country. No one knows when is the next procession because the procession is decided by the Divine in the heaven.

The event is aimed at ridding evil spirits in the state and country.

The wooden boat will be burned after the processing to signify farewell to the divines. The temple owner permitted me to shot some photos for the wooden boat.

BN government Tourism Ministry gave RM10,000 and the state government provided RM15,000 towards the cost of building the boat.

Read about Wangkang procession history and taboos >>>

The temple is located at Jalan Parameswara, before the Shell petrol station and procession is held on 6 February, 2012.

GPS: 2.189378N, 102.258269E

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Lim Goh Poh says:

not sure you hav ever reported on the famous JB Old Temple ?
The event is reported on RTM2 Mandarin news 12.20pm for the past week.

nkkhoo says:

I wrote a posting about JB ancient temple’s procession in http://www.tourmalaysia.com about two years ago.

Elviah says:

The JB Old Temple is in dilapidated condition and certainly need renovation. Wonder why its many worshippers never donate money to refurbish it.

nkkhoo says:

I saw JB ancient temple wall was demolished by the City Hall in 1991 on my way to JB bus station from Singapore.

There are donations from the devotees except the temple committee is not doing their job to upkeep the building.

Why the temple is still not declared as a national heritage like Kuan Yin temple in Penang?

Elviah says:

The JB Old Temple people spent RM60,000 on a ‘Golden Dragon’ (partly imported from China) to be paraded in the annual procession to be held on Feb 12.

I thought the money would have been better spent to refurbish the run-down temple, at least give it a fresh coat of paint, as well as preserving the worn-out murals. Wrong priority indeed.