Tam Kung Temple
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DistrictSandakan District
Geographic coordinates5°51′29.61″N 118°6′42.763″E / 5.8582250°N 118.11187861°E / 5.8582250; 118.11187861Coordinates: 5°51′29.61″N 118°6′42.763″E / 5.8582250°N 118.11187861°E / 5.8582250; 118.11187861
TypeChinese temple
Date established1894

Tam Kung Temple (Chinese: 谭公爷庙) is a Chinese temple located at Mile 1.5 of North Road in Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.[1][2] The temple was established in 1894 by Hakka immigrants in Sandakan.[3][4]


  1. ^ Wendy Hutton (2004). Sandakan: History, Culture, Wildlife, and Resorts of the Sandakan Peninsula. Natural History Publications (Borneo). ISBN 978-983-812-084-5.
  2. ^ "Cultural body proposes Sandakan 'Chinese Cultural Village'". New Sabah Times. 2 July 2018. Archived from the original on 13 May 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2019. Sandakan is also home to several Chinese clans like Jiujiang, Punyu, Nan Hai, Sanjiang, and Hakka. Besides this, it also has several historical Buddhist and Taoist temples such as the Puu Jih Shi and the Tam Kung Temple.
  3. ^ Danny Wong Tze-Ken (2004). Historical Sabah: The Chinese. Natural History Publications (Borneo). p. 37. ISBN 978-983-812-104-0.
  4. ^ 林開忠 (1 August 2013). 客居他鄉-東南亞客家族群的生活與文化 [Living in a hometown - the life and culture of the Southeast Asian Hakka family]. 客家委員會客家文化發展中心 [Hakka Committee, Hakka Cultural Development Centre]. p. 70. ISBN 978-986-03-7668-5.