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Address: 158 Telok Ayer St | Chinatown, Singapore 068613, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6423 4616
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Description: The Thian Hock Keng Temple was erected in 1821 by seamen grateful for safe...
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Historic Temple In The CBD!

This is one of the oldest temple in Singapore. Located at Telok Ayer Street, near Lau Pa Sat (5 min walk) and Raffles Place MRT (10 min walk), it has been restored to its for,er... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

You may have seen temples like this one. But if you like to visit such great pieces of art and worship I would highly recommend to go there. It is the oldest Hokkien temple in Singapore dating back to the late 1830s/early 1840s. The best time: go there on weekdays and after or before lunchbreak. You will have the temple... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of the oldest temple in Singapore. Located at Telok Ayer Street, near Lau Pa Sat (5 min walk) and Raffles Place MRT (10 min walk), it has been restored to its for,er glory. The facade of ornate carvings with red, gold and granite are beautifu. You can take a walk around its grounds and admire the craftmanship... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Thian Hock Keng Temple (Temple of Heavenly Happiness) is the oldest and most important Fukien, or Hoklo (Hokkien) temple in Singapore. The main temple is dedicated to Mazu, the Taoist goddess of the sea and protector of all seamen, while a second temple at the back is a Buddhist one dedicated to Kuan Yin, the bodhisattva of mercy. The temple... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Its just a old singapore culture temple and included in all tours by travel agents. avoid it if u can. Nothing much at this place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Was passing by Telok Ayer Street yesterday and saw that the temple was celebrating the birthday of Mazu, the Goddess of the Sea, so i went in to take a look. It was a really insightful tour as i learned about the different deities in the temple and the temple itself through their mobile virtual guide. (There was a booth... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My city tour included a 25 minute stop here but it was too long. The temple is quite small. If one hasn't been touring SE Asia and hasn't seen a Buddhist temple yet, this is a worthwhile visit.

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Larne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The tour took us here and various religions were featured around the temple. Photos are restricted in the area where people are praying. Interesting.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I discovered Thian Hock Keng Temple as part of my bicycle tour of Riverside, we rode through some narrow back streets from Chinatown to the Central Business District and suddenly we come up to this beautiful and peaceful place. It is the oldest Hokkien temple in Singapore, established in 1820. In those days, surviving the passage from China to Singapore... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Peaceful retreat from the city with marvellous architecture and decorative features. The wooden doors and ceilings have beautiful detail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The Chinese ethnic group, the Hokkiens celebrate Jade Emperor's birthday on the 8th day of the Lunar New Year. On this day, the devotees come to the temple to pray for blessings for the family for the whole year. There are special Fortune Buckets prepared with auspicious items each with a specific meaning. There will also be "getai" live singing... More 

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Address: Address: 158 Telok Ayer St | Chinatown, Singapore 068613, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6423 4616
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore

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