Sze Ya Temple - Kuala Lumpur

Sze Ya Temple is geographically located at latitude 3° 8' 43" North of the Equator and longitude 101° 41' 47" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Malaysia. Sze Ya Temple or Sin Sze Si Ya Temple also well known as [Yap Ah Loy]'s temple is one buildings or monuments that remind people of the trials and tribulations that Yap Ah Loy faced during the early history of Kuala Lumpur. Sze Ya Temple was built in honour of the famous Kapitan Shin Kap of Sungei Ujong (present day Seremban) whom Yap Ah Loy had worked for before and during the Sungei Ujong conflict in 1859. The site of the temple was chosen after a Chinese medium was consulted, a deity possessed and spoke through the medium, and promised prosperity and wealth if a temple were built on the here. Following feng shui principles, Sze Ya Temple is set at an angle to Jalan Tun HS Lee and Lebuh Pudu. As a result of this orientation, the Temple is tucked behind the shophouses and is visually obscured. The temple comprises a main hall and two side halls. In the main hall, the statues of Sin Sze Ya and Si Sze Ya are placed on the central altar. An altar to [Yap Ah Loy] with his photograph is on the left. Sze Ya Temple is located at 14A Lebuh Pudu, Kuala Lumpur 50050. Sze Ya Temple opens daily from 8am to 6pm. It is by Tun Hs Lee, J, near Cheng Lock, J, near Hang Kasturi, J, near Pudu, Lbh, near Medan Pasar, J. The following locations related to it are represented by the the shortest path as the crow would fly between any two points and may not be nearest by road.

Winsin Hotel Chinatown is about 0.1km, Dragon Inn is about 0.2km, Swiss Inn is about 0.3km, Furama Hotel is about 0.3km, Ancasa Hotel is about 0.3km. These are places to stay (hotel, service apartment, inn) located near Sze Ya Temple.

Central Market is about 0.1km, Kotaraya is about 0.2km, Petaling Street Bazaar is about 0.3km, Sinar Kota is about 0.3km, KL General Post Office is about 0.3km. These are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Sze Ya Temple.

Shophouses along Jalan Hang Kasturi is about 0.1km, Market Square is about 0.2km, National Historical Muzium is about 0.4km, Islamic Arts Museum is about 0.8km, Butterfly Park is about 0.8km. These are places of interest (attraction) located near Sze Ya Temple.

SMK Confucian is about 0.4km, SEGi College KL is about 0.4km, Methodist Boys' School Kuala Lumpur is about 0.5km, SJI KL is about 0.7km, Olympia College KL Campus is about 0.7km. These are places of learning (school, college, university) located near Sze Ya Temple.

Dataran Merdeka is about 0.4km, Small City Park is about 0.6km, KL Lake Gardens is about 1km, KL Orchid Garden is about 1km, Johor Technology Park is about 1.1km. These are parks, playgrounds, open fields or commons located near Sze Ya Temple.