Thian Hock Keng Temple, Telok Ayer Street

  • Thian Hock Keng Temple, Telok Ayer Street
Thian Hock Keng Temple, Telok Ayer Street
S$ 100.00
Item Code : L0005RM
Availability: In Stock
Artist/Cartographer: G R Lambert
Image size: 380mm x 260mm
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Description:
Built 1839-42, this is Singapore's oldest Chinese, and most important Hokkien temple. The site, originally located on the shore of Telok Ayer Bay, close to where the junks from China landed, was previously occupied by a shrine where newly arrived immigrants gave thanks for their safe passage. The temple's raised threshold dates from the days when Telok Ayer Street fronted onto the sea and was frequently subject to flooding before the reclamation of Telok Ayer Bay in 1887.  From 1860-1955, the temple also housed the Hokkien Huay Kuan (clan association) - this now occupies a purpose-built building just opposite. The temple was gazetted a National Monument in 1973.

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