One of the income generated from early days was a corner
that use to house remains of death (ashes). The old ones are shown at left. An all
new structure (shown above) just for that purpose was constructed in early '80 (I
know, because my father was placed here back in 1988). I think it is appropriate
because, firstly, it is for another purpose (funding raising); next, it never obstruct
the main subject of being a Buddhist temple; lastly, even the death needs peace (due
to tourist activities) right ?
San Bao Dong has a few distinctive features on
its own. It is not as colorful as the nearby Ling Xian Yan Cave. Despite years go
by, it remains itself as a very original Buddhist temple (Nan Tian Tong is more inclined
itself as a Taoist site, while the Ling Xian Yan is a mix of "everything".
The classic flavor suits some, while others may find it too "conservative".
Personally, minus personal reason of my parent resting place, I find it as a truly
unique spot in the Malaysian Buddhist landmark. The less influenced factor makes
it distinguished from others and stamped itself as an original temple from history.
NOTE: except for the fact the current temple management lacks interest in promoting
this site, I do because I care. Enjoy.