Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Guardians

The Happy and Sad monks.... Found these at the entrance of the "Khoo Kongsi Temple", Penang. It is a clan temple where all the ancestors of the "Khoo" family 'stays'.
These are also the guardians of the temples. You can see that they are actually facing outside the temple and holding a riffle! Ages ago, the "Singhs" are highly acknowledge for their guarding skills. They are the most hired bodyguards of the rich tycoons. That's why we are seeing these guardians statues in a chinese clan temple.

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