Restoration of Carpenter’s Guild, 1999
Considered the mother temple of all Chinese building guilds in the country, the Loo Pun Hong has been the recipient of fund-raising drives by the PHT over the last 2 years. During the 19th Century, every Chinese craftsman who came to Malaya, would first call at the Loo Pun temple in Penang before setting out to other states to seek work.
Loo Pun was a historical figure, a contemporary of Confucius and Mencius and China’s equivalent of Leonardo da Vinci. The invention of many basic tools used by carpenters is attributed to him.
Restoration works to the roofs and main hall are expected to begin in June 1999 with the arrival of artisans and traditional materials from China.