Thian Hock Kheng & Telok Ayer Street

  • Thian Hock Kheng & Telok Ayer Street
Thian Hock Kheng & Telok Ayer Street
S$ 100.00
Item Code : L0426RM
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Artist/Cartographer: G R Lambert
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Here we see Thian Hock Kheng Temple, Singapore's oldest Chinese and most important Hokkien Temple. This was built between 1836 and 1842  on the site of a joss house close to where the junks from China disembarked their passengers. Its raised threshold harks back to the days prior to reclamation when the street and temple were frequently subject to flooding. Looking up Telok Ayer St, Mount Wallich is evident at the end of the street. Named after Dr Nathaniel Wallich, a close friend of Raffles, this hill stood 144 feet above sea level  at the junction of Cecil Street and Maxwell Road until 1887, when it was levelled and the spoil used in the reclamation of Telok Ayer Bay. Today Cecil St and Robinson Road run where the waters of the bay once lapped.

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