architecture in Malaysia

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Malaysia 's architecture has been influenced by China, India and Islam, which has been seen in the most religious buildings. Since Malaysia was under colonial rule for many years, many buildings has been built by Dutch and British, especially in Penang. These buildings has provided people different type of daily life, like to worship in the temple. The most famous buildings in Malaysia are Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Fort Cornwallis and King Edward Circus Clock Tower, Khoo Kongsi, State mosque, Sri Mariamman Temple, Kapitan Kling Mosque, Kek Lok Si, Wat Chayamangkalaram and Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) Temple . Sri Mariamman Temple was the oldest Hindu temple in Penang, which was built in 1883. there are many elaborative and colorful god statues was adorned with diamonds, gold, silver, and emeralds. The temple was built by one of the first's successful Indian businessman named Narayana Pillai. It has been gazetted as a National Monument by the government. It has been used place as a lodging new immigrant and registry for death and birth. It also played an important role in promoting the art, literacy and Tamil education.Also Kuan Yin Teng (Goddess of Mercy) had another name was Pitt street temple, was the oldest chinese temple in Penang..The temple actually serves two Chinese goddesses: Kuan Yin Teng (the goddess of mercy) and Ma Chor Poh (patron saint of sea travelers). Kuan Yin was a deity who watches all the good and bad stuffs. A statue of Kuan Yin with 18 arms was sit inside the temple. Kek Lok Si is the largest and the most beautiful Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. The temple was built in 1890 finished until 1930. On these days the temple is crowded with worshippers offering food, flowers, and oil. This kind of worship became a part of their culture, it also influence their generations. Kek Lok Si has a combination of Chinese, Thai, and Burmese architectural styles. The temple has filled with many rows with all different sizes

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