"Minyak Beku and Segenting" Kampong Minyak Beku by l_joo

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The Malaysian-Chinese temple of Segenting
Arapaima is a big fresh water fish with colorful body of golden black red, its length sometimes go up to 10 or more feet. This fish can be found in lakes of Amazon basin but nowadays so commonly seen in Malaysia especially among Malaysian-Chinese community. The belief of Malaysian-Chinese is so variety and creative, they believe if someone touches the body of this Arapaima fish, this someone will be fortunated to strike lottery and become rich.

In a small temple in Segenting of Kampung Minyak Beku, there's a small pond with two giant Arapaimas, the temple owner built a pond (photo above) with well designed nature look-alike cave on it with holes for believers to sit there, to touch the fish for good luck strike lottery become rich.

Very the Chinese
This location known as Segenting of Minyak Beku under Batu Pahat district is a fishing village history traced back to 14th century with a chiselled well by the Siamese invaders. The place is village of Malay while the seaside saw mostly Chinese descendants photo above with a couple of colorful 'commercial' temples for visitors or devotees to pray for money as well as sightseeing. Overall quite entertaining.

  • Last visit to Kampong Minyak Beku: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 4, 2005
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