via The Star, 16 January 2020: Research project on the 155-year-old Sin Sze Si Ya Temple in Kuala Lumpur.
Universiti Malaya (UM) is working towards preserving the legacy and history of Kuala Lumpur’s oldest Chinese temple.
The university’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences dean Prof Datuk Danny Wong said the research project aimed to examine the relationship between Sin Sze Si Ya Temple and the city’s Chinese pioneers with the development of Kuala Lumpur.
“The temple is the oldest surviving building in Kuala Lumpur and we want to investigate, using evidence-based research, how the temple has grown with the city over the past 155 years,” he said during the Exchange of Appointment Letter between the temple and the faculty yesterday.
Wong added that the project aimed to clear the air and accurately record facts on the Taoist temple’s history, as well as the history of the local Chinese community.