So I went to see Kek Lok Si (極樂寺), a famous temple and tourist site on the island of Penang (above). It was ok, but I was much more excited to find this simple temple below.
This temple is on the street below Kek Lok Si, next to a 7-11. It is very simple, but what impressed me is that the sign over the gate indicated that it had been built by Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par. Those are the two brothers who created the Tiger Balm empire. If I remember correctly, they moved from Burma to Singapore, which is where they really became rich. I don’t know what they connection with Penang was, but clearly there must have been one.