It is a Chinese temple near the morning market. However, it looks like a Korean temple. I cannot put it in because it is a time zone issue. As I walked along that small river along Jalan Kianggeh towards Tamu Kianggeh, the main market of the town, I almost saw the front of this small Chinese temple on the opposite side, which was apparently built in 1960. For centuries, Brunei was mainly a businessman. Although most people only worked here after the discovery of oil in the 1920s, so in the British era. They now account for about 10% of the population and are the largest ethnic minority in the country.
Typical Chinese buildings, there are Chinese people who went there at noon one after another. It is full of Chinese characters, similar to domestic ones, but very small and clean. Feel Chinese culture in a foreign country.
Brunei Tengyun Temple is a Buddhist temple. It is not small in scale and filled with incense. There is an endless stream of people who burn incense and worship Buddha at noon. Brunei is a small country with a population of 400,000. The locals tell us that there are about 30,000 Chinese. It is easy to meet Chinese people walking on the street, they like to chat with us very much. This temple is the home of the Chinese. There is a Chinese school nearby. Parents who pick up their children will come to worship Buddha. When traveling in Brunei, it is easy to consult them if you have any questions. We ate at the Imperial Hotel. When we came back, we called for a car in the lobby. A Malaysian couple drove and chatted all the way. Later, they offered a discount of 5 currency. Speaking of Tengyun Temple, they said that on the fifteenth day of the Lunar New Year, the Chinese New Year is very lively and has become a social occasion for Chinese people. Tengyun Temple is in the city center, next to the river, and there is a morning market nearby, where many Chinese sell breakfast, and it’s interesting to have a chat while eating.
Teng Yun Temple was built in the 1960s and is the oldest Chinese temple in Brunei. China’s influence has been present in Brunei for centuries. The Chinese population in Brunei came here to work following the discovery of oil in the 1920s. Now the Chinese demographic is 10% of Brunei’s population. This is the biggest minority in the country. Teng Yun Temple has a large colourful and bold exterior. Its interior is filled with hand-painted tiles telling stories from Chinese legends, joss smoke and gilded statues. Teng Yun Temple is also popular due to its location. It is opposite the Kianggeh market.
A very eye-catching building in the city center, very special in a country full of mosques