Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple

George Town

This 1850 temple is dedicated to its patron deity, the Taoist God of Prosperity. Resplendent in red, gold and polished black columns, it has quite a few aliases, such as Poh Hock Seah, Hokkien Kongsi and Tong Kheng Seah. Why so many names? Well, besides serving as a temple and assembly hall, this building has also been the registered headquarters of several clans.