Over 2,500 people attended a grand dinner held in conjunction with the 37th birthday anniversary celebration of the famous Cheng Leong Keong Temple (or Jin Long Gong) in Petaling Jaya Old Town on Monday night 2nd August 2010 (the 22nd day of the sixth month of the Chinese lunar calendar).
Guest of honour was Deputy Finance Minister YBhg Senator Dato' Ir. Donald Lim Siang Chai who is also the temple advisor.
Other VIPs present included Petaling Jaya Selatan (PJS) MP YB Hee Loy Sian and Bukit Gasing state assemblyman YB Edward Lee. Also present was former Bukit Gasing state assemblyman Dr. Lim Thuang Seng.
Popular local singers belted out both oldies and latest hits on the stage while the guests enjoyed a sumptuous eight-course Chinese dinner.
Guests later participated in an auction to bid the blessed items which were believed to bring good fortune and prosperity to the person who won them home. The auction was to raise funds to rebuild the temple.
Earlier before the 250-table dinner held at the wide open space opposite the temple started at 8.30 pm, thousands of worshippers thronged the temple to offer prayers to the resident deity Loke Yan Sin Sze to seek his blessing for good fortune, good health and longevity.
The Cheng Leong Keong Temple is located at No. 35, Jalan 1/2, 46000 Petaling Jaya Tel: 603- 7782-8330.
Worshippers offering prayers in celebration of the 37th birthday anniversary celebration of the Cheng Leong Keong Temple in Petaling Jaya Old Town.
Worshippers offering prayers to deity Loke Yan Sin Sze to get his blessing for good fortune, good health and longevity.
The garlanded deity of Loke Yan Sin Sze (centre) with his guardians on either side of him.
Worshippers lighting joss sticks to offer prayers to deity Loke Yan Sin Sze at the altar.
Burning joss sticks are placed into this big urn of smouldering ashes.
The five paper horse effigies symbolise earth, water, wind, fire and metal which sustain life.
Food and colourful paper models are placed on the altar as offerings to the deity.
The four-digit number written on four incensed papers by the deity (one number on each incense paper) for worshippers to try their lottery luck. According to them. the lucky numbers (from top L-R to bottom L-R) appeared to look like 5-3-1-7.
Receipts are issued to worshippers who donated a sum to the temple.
Deputy Finance Minister YBhg Dato' Ir. Donald Lim Siang Chai (centre) who is also Cheng Leong Kewong Temple advisor pledged, in his speech, a sum of RM50,000 to the temple rebuilding fund. On his left is Gan Keng.
Petaling Jaya Selatan (PJS) MP YB Hee Loy Sian (second from right) is among the invited guests at the grand dinner event.
Former Bukit Gasing state assemblyman Dr. Lim Thuang Seng (seated, centre) is among the invited guests at the grand dinner event.
Petaling Jaya Selatan (PJS) MP YB Hee Loy Sian (seated left) and former Bukit Gasing state assemblyman Dr. Lim Thuang Seng (seated right).
Committees of Section 21 SEA Park Residents Association (RA) and Rukun Tetangga (RT) at the dinner event. (From left): Jimmy Tee, Liew Fong Yong, Irene Tan, Khaw Siok Kim, Leong Yin Chee and Edmund Cheong.
Guests enjoyed a eight-course Chinese dinner and an entertainment show.
This lucky man (centre) bidded successfully for the blessed item with a staggering RM11,888 It is believed the blessed item will bring him good fortune and prosperity.
A dinner toast: Deputy Finance Minister YBhg Senator Dato' Ir. Donald Lim Siang Chai (second from right), Bukit Gasing state assemblyman YB Edward Lee (centre) and Gan Keng (second from left) are among others offering a toast to the guests.
The singer captivated the audience with her singing prowess and vocals.
The attractive and cheerful singer belted out both oldies and latest hits.
The singer showing off her dance moves.