|Poh San Teng Temple|
|Location||Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia|
|Geographic coordinates||2°11′45.5″N 102°15′19.9″E / 2.195972°N 102.255528°ECoordinates: 2°11′45.5″N 102°15′19.9″E / 2.195972°N 102.255528°E|
|Founder||Chua Su Cheong|
The Poh San Teng Temple (Chinese: 宝山亭; pinyin: Bǎo Shān Tíng is a Chinese temple located at the foot of Bukit China, next to the Malacca Warrior Monument and King's well in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia. The temple is dedicated to Tua Pek Kong and was founded in 1795 during the era of Dutch Malacca by Chinese Kapitan Chua Su Cheong (Tsai Shih-chang).
Since it is a graveyard temple, the names of the deity, "Fu De Zheng Shen" or "Tua Pek Kong" are inscribed with the temple is mainly dedicated to Tua Pek Kong. An inscription on a stele in the temple compound commemorating the founding of the temple, where it reads:
Bukit Cina is the place where early traders from China were buried. Many Chinese traders came to this country with high expectations of success. Sadly, some died before fulfilling their dreams. Without a family with them, there was no one to pray for their souls. As such, the Chinese Kapitans initiated prayers on their behalf. However, these were always hampered by strong winds and heavy rainfalls because there was no proper shelter. So in 1795, after Chua Su Cheong had been appointed the Chinese Kapitan, he looked into this problem faced by the community and initiated the building of a temple at the foot of Bukit Cina, to ensure that the prayers for those buried in Bukit Cina would not be interrupted.
We were also shown the ancestral tablet of Kapitan China Chua Su Cheong (Tsai Shih-Chang), Jo's ancestor. Jo is a Project Co-ordinator of the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple as well as the Poh San Teng Temple.