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Kuala Lumpur - Sin Sze Si Ya Temple

Kuala Lumpur's oldest Chinese temple was built on the instructions of Kapitan Yap Ah Loy and is dedicated to Sin Sze Ya and Si Sze Ya, two Chinese immigrants instrumental in Yap's ascension to Kapitan status. Several beautiful objects decorate the temple, including two hanging carved panels, but the best feature is the almost frontierlike atmosphere. This is still an important temple for the community, much as it was in 1883 when 10,000 people turned out for opening day.

Fortune-telling sticks are provided for devotees; just rattle the pot until a stick falls out, then find the paper slip corresponding to the number on the stick. Staff will translate the fortune on the slip for RM1. On your way out, note the two old wooden sedan chairs used to carry the deity statues during religious processions.