fbp
Society

[VIDEO] Guan Yin statue area at Kek Lok Si Temple catches fire on Day 3 of CNY

Fortunately, the statue was spared.

GEORGETOWN – A minor fire broke out near the Guan Yin statue at the Kek Lok Si Temple yesterday (Feb 3).

[video] guan yin statue area at kek lok si temple catches fire on day 3 of cny | weirdkaya
FB/988

In a Facebook post, Air Itam MP Joseph Ng Soon Siang said that the fire occurred at 12.30 pm but no injuries or damages to the statue was reported thanks to the joint effort between the Fire Department and police.

[video] guan yin statue area at kek lok si temple catches fire on day 3 of cny | weirdkaya
FB/ Joseph Ng Soon Siang 黄顺祥

The source of the fire is still under investigation.

- Advertisements -

Read the post here.

Several netizens were slightly shaken by the incident and believed that it was a bad omen.

[video] guan yin statue area at kek lok si temple catches fire on day 3 of cny | weirdkaya
[video] guan yin statue area at kek lok si temple catches fire on day 3 of cny | weirdkaya
[video] guan yin statue area at kek lok si temple catches fire on day 3 of cny | weirdkaya
FB/ Joseph Ng Soon Siang 黄顺祥

Others also expressed concern over the cause of the fire and the level of security at Kek Lok Si Temple.

[video] guan yin statue area at kek lok si temple catches fire on day 3 of cny | weirdkaya
FB/ Joseph Ng Soon Siang 黄顺祥

One netizen suggested that the temple committee hire a security guard to prevent such incidents in the future.

[video] guan yin statue area at kek lok si temple catches fire on day 3 of cny | weirdkaya
FB/ Joseph Ng Soon Siang 黄顺祥

MORE TO FOLLOW

Watch a video of the fire here.

- Advertisements -

Read also:


Want to become a contributor on weirdkaya?
Now’s the chance to become part of us! Click the banner above or here to know more!

Cover image via FB/ Joseph Ng Soon Siang 黄顺祥 & FB/ 华人网

Editor: Sarah Yeoh