Saturday, January 14, 2012

~ Pre-CNY prayers in Nanting Temple ~

Date: 26th December 2011

It's that time of the year again where we will make our yearly trip to 南亭寺 (Muar) to return our prayers. Waking up early on Boxing day, we engaged a van and drive-in to Malaysia. I always look forward to having my breakfast there as it is economical and good! A big bowl of wanton mee only cost RM4.50. Slurp!

After a heavy breakfast, it was followed by a 2 hours power nap in the van before we reached the temple. We still remembered our first trip there where we lost our way as it was situated in a rather remote area.

We were welcomed by the little dogs. :)

The surroundings of the temple looks pretty much the same, but I notice a new, small pavilion at the side yard. It seems to be neater and cleaner compared to our previous visits.

Two stone sculptures stationed at the front of the temple.

After our prayers, we would buy some assorted goodies back. Surprisingly, they are also selling yummy, delicious spicy otahs! Thumbs up!

Nanting temple is situated near a river and it was the first time the tide was high when we arrived. We can see little fishes swimming and boats anchoring at the side of the river bank. It was a windy day and one could just sit by the side and spend a quiet afternoon, away from the city buzz.

The driver directed us to Yong Sheng Confectionery 荣成礼坊 after our prayers. We went to the other outlets before but this is the first time we patronise it's head office.

Address: Lot. 1965, Batu 3 ½, Mukim Jalan Bakri, 84000 Muar, Johor, Malaysia.

Yong Sheng banquet hall is located on the second level where many weddings are held. It's store and shop is located at level one. The shop space is pretty big and spacious, with many samples to try and taste. We purchased some of our CNY goodies here before leaving for our lunch.

It was a hot afternoon and we were glad that the van was hired to spare Hubby from the torture of driving all the way back to Johor Bahru. ^_^


DerrickTan said...

I like their otak. My colleague always bring back the Muar Otak whenever he goes back to Muar.

Phoebe said...

We bought a few types of otah from Muar before.. but this one from the temple is exceptionally good! Very spicy and meaty! Thumbs up! Forgot to take a picture of it though :(

Anonymous said...

I love to gift such goodies to my nearer after any trip. Muar is the best.

Investor said...

Can u share how much u spent to engage the van driver?

Phoebe said...


It ranges from SGD$250-280 for a 10 seater van. :)

Cecilia said...


Is it possible to email the contact to me @
Thanks in advance.

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