The Chinese Temple exists today because of the faith of Mrs.Malawan. In 1990, when Koh Phangan was still largely without electricity, Mrs.Malawan came to Sangthom Temple on Koh Phangan for a ceremony of presenting the robes to the priests. During one night, sleeping outside with friends, Mrs.Malawan dreamt about the Chinese Buddha, Jaomae Kuanim. The Buddha told her to build firelight for the people. Mrs.Malawan then returned to Bangkok to raise the funds and building was completed in 1992.