IPOH: The 155-year-old Nam Thean Tong Cave Temple has been served with an eviction notice from the Kinta District's Land Office.

Temple trustee chairman Chan Kwai Hoong said they received the letter on Friday (Jan 7) and have been instructed to vacate the area within 30 days.

"It is true that we do not have a lease. We have been trying to apply for it for decades but were not successful," he said when contacted.

"There were also no reasons given to us as to why our applications were not approved," he added.