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 : L0017RM
Availability: In Stock
Artist/Cartographer: G R Lambert
Image size: 370mm x 240mm
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Description:
Built 1839-42 by Chinese craftsmen using materials imported from China, this is Singapore's oldest Chinese, and most important Hokkien temple. It is located close to the spot where the junks from China landed in the early days, and is built on the site of a shrine where new arrivals would give thanks for their safe passage. The temple building was sponsored by prominent pioneers such as Tan Kim Seng and Tan Tock Seng. The temple's raised threshold harks back to the days when Telok Ayer Street fronted the shore and was frequently subject to flooding prior to the Telok Ayer Bay reclamation completed in 1887.  Gazetted a National Monument in 1973.

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