Tuesday, May 23, 2017

ABC Letter T for temple


In the early 60s, we lived in the Government Quarters along with Malays, other Chinese dialect groups, Ibans, Eurasian and so on.
Near to the houses were a small Hindu temple . There were no windows but had louvers to admit light and air. We climbed up on the wall, my brother supporting me, and we saw some statues in gold. It was full of mystique. It looked deserted because there was nobody there.

In the garden was a deep walled in well. Some one rumored that some one had drowned in the well. The water was murky. We climbed to steal the sour lime like calamansi which we ate there and then. Then there were the gardenia flowers and buds. We stole them. The plants were high up and so we had to climb. Someone screams ghost and we went screaming home.

You see. Mum had warned us not to wander there.
For nostalgia sake, I went three years ago. The temple was gone, and the modern building replaced it.
My friend said it was the smallest temple in Malaysia.


Greensboro Daily Photo said...

It is always so interesting to return to the places of our childhood and see how they match the memories of earlier years. Thank you for sharing.


carol l mckenna said...

Intriguing that a lovely temple was put there rather than tear it down ~ like they do to some many places ~ neat post and photo for T ~ thanks,

Happy Week ahead to you

MelodyK said...

Visiting childhood places only tell us that we have got much older ;-0

Have a nice ABC-day / week
Melody (team ABC-W)
Preview Round 21 starting july 12th :

Roger Owen Green said...

so much of my childhood places are gone

Joy said...

Fun childhood memories. Pity the temple had gone.