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Penang Rm$8 Cow lost his Penang Snake Temple magic blessings mati!
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Their bigest snake in world dead.
Snake Temple Penang 45years ago I saw plenty snakes, after these years almost all gone. Penang Cow's magical blessing from home town gone!
He Jialat already, will follow Malboro Tan and Lui Tuck Yew eat grass.
Giant python found on Malaysian building site
Members of the Malaysia’s Civil Defence Force posing for pictures with a python that was caught near a tree at a construction site in Penang. Photo: AFP
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PUBLISHED: 9:15 PM, APRIL 12, 2016
KUALA LUMPUR — A 250kg snake that was found nestling on a building site could be the longest ever captured in Malaysia, officials said Tuesday (April 12)
The reticulated python was a whopping 7.5m long.
The giant creature was discovered on Penang island by construction workers and kept in an office, where it was fed and watered while wildlife experts were contacted.
However, the python died on Sunday after laying an egg, a spokesman for the civil defence department told AFP.
“We are so sad this happened,” he said. “We have rescued many other snakes and animals before. We’re not sure why the snake died.”
“We fed it mice, other meats and gave (it) water, just like we gave other snakes in the past.”
Curious locals flocked to the office over the weekend to catch a glimpse of the mighty reptile, with one person offering 10,000 ringgit (S$3,468) for it, The Star newspaper reported on its website.
The civil defence spokesman said the snake was certainly one of the longest found in Malaysia.
The longest snake in captivity — also a reticulated python — is a 7.67 metre specimen called Medusa, which lives in the United States, according to the website of Guinness World Records. AFP
Front view of Snake Temple
Location in Malaysia
District Bayan Lepas
Architectural styles Chinese
History and governance
Date built 1850
Creator Chor Soo Kong (祖師公)
The Snake Temple (Chinese: 蛇庙; pinyin: Shé Miào; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tsuâ-biō) is situated in Sungai Kluang, Bayan Lepas, Southwest Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia and is perhaps the only temple of its kind in the world. The temple is filled with the smoke of burning incense and a variety of pit vipers. The vipers are believed to be rendered harmless by the sacred smoke, but as a safety precaution, the snakes have also been de-venomed but still have their fangs intact. Visitors are warned against picking up the reptiles and placing them on their bodies to take pictures. Local devotees believe the temple's snake population comes there of its own accord.
The temple was built about 1850 in memory of Chor Soo Kong (祖師公), by a Buddhist monk. Chor Soo Kong (also known as Qingshui) was born in China with the surname Tan (陳昭應 or Tan Chhiau-eng) in China during the Song Dynasty (960-1279). He was serious about seeking spiritual attainment and was ordained at an early age. According to legend, Chor Soo Kong was also a healer and sometimes gave shelter to the snakes of jungle. When he died at age 65 after a lifetime of good deeds, he was awarded the honorific title Chor Soo, that of an eminent figure revered generation after generation. After the construction of the temple, snakes reportedly appeared by themselves. The temple was originally called the "Temple of the Azure Cloud" in honor of the beauty of Penang's sky.
Believers from as far away as Singapore and Taiwan come to pray in the temple on Chor Soo Kong's birthday (the sixth day of the first lunar month).
The temple was featured during the 8th leg of The Amazing Race 16.
The temple is a location in Tan Twan Eng's novel "The Gift of Rain" (book 1, chapter 4).
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