The Thean Hou Temple is a 6-tiered temple built by Hainanese living in Malaysia, dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess Mazu. This syncretic temple with elements of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism is a grandiose structure that combines modern architectural techniques and traditional design featuring imposing pillars, spectacular roofs, ornate carvings and intricate embellishments. Its grand architecture has made it a popular tourist destination.
Thean Hou Temple is a beautiful location for photography and venue for your registration of marriage ceremony. The popular date is of course 14th Feb Valentine’s Day, the perfect day to tie the love knot. The queue will be longer so make sure you book a place first. During Chinese New Year, the temple surroundings will be decorated with rows and rows of red lanterns. The view is indeed very impressive.
Here’s a snippet of the procedure for ROM at Thean Hou Temple. Full details can be found here.
Step 1: Inquiry and booking at Thean Hou Temple
Step 2: Obtain and fill in JPN.KC02 form at JPN
Step 3: Make a Statutory Declaration with the Commissioner of Oath (available at JPN)
Step 4: Submit application forms for verification at JPN
Step 5: Submission at Thean Hou Temple
- Registration date shall be fixed at least 7 days after the date of submission but must not exceed 3 months subject to date available.
- Fees are payable upon submission (not refundable)
- The couple is required to notify the officers at Thean Hou Temple 3 working days before date of registration if there is a request for a date change. The application will be deemed invalid if the couple fails to turn up to register within 6 months (from the declaration date certified by the commissioner of oath) after submission. If the date is missed, the couple is required to re-apply and repay all fees.
Step 6: Registration of Marriage (at Thean Hou Temple)
The couple and the 2 witnesses must be present and bring along the following original documents:
- Identity cards (couple and witnesses)
- other related documents (if any required)
|Grandiose structure that combines modern architectural techniques and traditional design|
|This syncretic temple has elements of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism|
Spectacular roofs, ornate carvings and intricate embellishments nicely captured by Andrew Koh
|http://www.irvinespices.com/2016/02/irvines-diary-my-marriage-14022016_19.html on Valentines Day 2016|
|Pre-wedding photography location with strong Chines cultural and religious characteristics|
|Intricate design and lanterns decoration|
http://kidchan.com/jean-hsieng-loongs-rom | Nov 2014
Photos: iamyumimeiki.com | Nov 2015:
Photos: tallpiscesgirl.com | 14 Feb 2014:
|Mass ROM Ceremony at Then Hou Temple|
We woke up pretty early to get ready and then off he went to pick his family up while i triple check all the other items that we had to bring along with us. Because it’s a weekday, we headed over to the temple slightly earlier (just in case there would be jam on the road) but thankfully we were there really early. so we had time to take a couple of shots and catch up with friends. Waited for about an hour before it was our turn. The whole registration process was pretty fast. we took a couple of photos inside before the officer came in and then exchange oaths and we’re official signed off the market.
Very Chinese like venue where it is well known for their ROM Services among couples. There is a beautiful scenery on top of the upper deck where the temple is located.
It is a nice place to go and it is really pack during Chinese New Year. Parking space is limited but they provide shuttle bus. You can have foods and get a lot of souvenir from the lower ground floor.
The atmosphere over Chinese new year was incredible, everyone was very friendly and the building is so impressive. The view from the second floor was great, I also adored all the lanterns. Definitely worth going.
Marriage Registration at Thean Hou Temple
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Add: 65, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Any inquiries during office hour 9am-5pm, please call 03-2273 7682 / 03-2273 9419
Office hours: Monday to Sunday and Public Holidays ● 9am – 5pm
Marriage Procedure in Thean Hou Temple: document