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Sagefrakrobatik  
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    Posted: 25 April 2008 at 9:44pm
As if proving that there can be a peaceful coexistence of religions, the narrow Jalan Tokong street in Malacca, Malaysia, hosts Buddhist, Muslim and Hindu temples right next to each other.

°°At the Buddhist temple, called Cheng Hoon Teng, Gloria L. Poh, a third-generation Chinese born in Malacca, asked with a smile, "You came for the temples, right?" She looked proud of the site, and wasn°«t expecting a reply. Meanwhile, in a nearby mosque, I could hear a muezzin calling the people to prayer.

Muslim, Catholic, Hindu and Chinese communities live in Malacca, with their places of worship close to each other. In the 15th century, Malacca, on the southwestern coast of Malaysia°«s peninsula, was the greatest trading port in Southeast Asia, and nowadays is cited as a symbol of interreligious coexistence.

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Let's hear it for Malacca!
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Originally posted by Sagefrakrobatik

As if proving that there can be a peaceful coexistence of religions, the narrow Jalan Tokong street in Malacca, Malaysia, hosts Buddhist, Muslim and Hindu temples right next to each other.

°°At the Buddhist temple, called Cheng Hoon Teng, Gloria L. Poh, a third-generation Chinese born in Malacca, asked with a smile, "You came for the temples, right?" She looked proud of the site, and wasn°«t expecting a reply. Meanwhile, in a nearby mosque, I could hear a muezzin calling the people to prayer.

Muslim, Catholic, Hindu and Chinese communities live in Malacca, with their places of worship close to each other. In the 15th century, Malacca, on the southwestern coast of Malaysia°«s peninsula, was the greatest trading port in Southeast Asia, and nowadays is cited as a symbol of interreligious coexistence.



In Orlando Florida, on the same street, there is a Jewish Temple, a Muslim Temple, and a LDS (Mormon) Temple.  There are just about every denomination of Christian churches along this street as well.

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