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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. For Thian Hock Keng Temple and beyond, use our Singapore vacation trip planner to get the most from your Singapore vacation.
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  • 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 Sin...  more »
  • Was cute to see, especially because it felt like a spot of tradition totally out of place because it was surrounded by modern sky scrappers and tourist attractions.  more »
  • Don't miss the beautiful arts painted by a local at the back of the temple walls. It is new, just completed in April 2017. It has a history of Singapore, Temple and people.  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nice touristy photo opportunity at one of Singapore's historical sites.