Thian Hock Keng Temple, Singapore

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One of the oldest and most important Hokkien temples in the city, Thian Hock Keng Temple was built in the mid-19th century by the clan as a place of prayer for Chinese immigrants. To understand the temple’s stature in Indonesian history and culture, survey the plaque presented to the clan by the Qing Dynasty Emperor Guang Xu in 1907. The temple’s structure, steeped in a tradition of Ancient Chinese architecture, was built without nails. The clan used stone, tiles, and wood to craft the intricate, ornate carvings of dragons and phoenixes that adorn temple. Make Thian Hock Keng Temple a centerpiece of your Singapore vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Singapore trip maker website .
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  • October 4, 2017
    This Buddhist temple is nothing special nor as structure or as decorations. Only go here if there's time.
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  • September 27, 2017
    A couple of my guides and tourbooks said that this was a top 10 place to see, so I actually stayed nearby and went there on my tour of this part of Singapore which included Chinatown as well. It is ju...  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    Beautiful temple to appreciate the cultural shock of the modern part of the city against the traditional part. Although it is nice, it is small... 5 minutes and you've seen it all.
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  • April 23, 2017
    Thian Hock Keng 天福宮 Also known as (媽祖廟). One of the longest historical temple in Singapore. In the old day, this temple is facing seaside. Last update Apr2017
  • June 10, 2017
    The Yu Huang Gong Temple or the Temple of Heavenly Jade Emperor (the former Keng Teck Whay Building) at 150 Telok Ayer Street in Singapore which is in the heart of the Financial District is one of Singapore's National Heritage Monuments. It is the oldest existing temple in Singapore and Telok Ayler street is also one of the oldest roads in Singapore and the temple served as the Chongwen Ge (Singapore's first Chinese School). The 170 year old building was lovingly restored by the Taoist Mission (Singapore) who became the new owner of the "Keng Teck Whay" in March 2010. The building's architectural style and social heritage is a living testament to the founding members' efforts and contributions during Singapore's early settlement since 1831. The pagoda is 3 stories high and the building was designed and built in the traditional Hokkien style. At the back is a small hall that serves as a meeting place and ancestral hall.
  • April 30, 2017
    Don't miss the back walls of the Thian Hock Keng Temple when you visit. The Thian Hock Keng mural was nicely and beautifully painted by local, Yip Yew Chong in Apr 2017. It has a history of Singapore, the temple and the people.
  • May 21, 2017
    A significant temple inn Singapore's Chinatown, dedicated to patron Maju and therefore quite important to the early Chinese sellers and immigrants who made the successful voyage to Singapore shores.
  • June 4, 2017
    Nice touristy photo opportunity at one of Singapore's historical sites.

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