130-year-old Kek Long Si Temple in Air Itam, Penang, one of the region's oldest and most famous religious sites, has unfortunately suffered 70% damages after one of its temples was completely engulfed in a fire at around 3 AM, today.
According to The Vibes, the fire ignited from a room that was under renovation, and the Paya Terubong Fire and Rescue Department managed to put out the fire in two hours with the aid of volunteer units from Air Itam. One of the residents nearby managed to capture a few videos and pictures at the scene.
Kek Long Si is one of the largest Buddhist temples in Malaysia, built between 1890 to 1930. Evidently, it is such an integral and historical landmark that deserves preserving, so let's hope it can be rebuilt.
So far, no injuries are reported and the authorities are currently investigating the cause of the fire.