Guandi Temple

Buddhist Temple in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas
Image by Tom  Cockrem / Getty Images
Image by Tom Cockrem / Getty Images

Founded in 1886, this atmospheric temple offers photogenic high ceilings, red walls, tiled eaves and pointy gable ends. It's dedicated to Guandi, a historical Chinese general known as the Taoist god of war, but more commonly worshipped as the patron of righteous brotherhoods: he is in fact patron of both police forces and triad gangs.