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Address: 158 Telok Ayer Street | Chinatown, Singapore 068613, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6423 4616
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The Thian Hock Keng Temple was erected in 1821 by seamen grateful for safe...

The Thian Hock Keng Temple was erected in 1821 by seamen grateful for safe passage, and stands where Singapore's waterfront used to be, before the land was reclaimed.

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We experienced the Temple on the Tour East City Tour. Its important to note the sections you can photograph and those you can't. It is a place of worship and we left to make our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking around this old temple you feel the peacefulness of the place. Well worth a visit when in Singapore

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Slough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We experienced the Temple on the Tour East City Tour. Its important to note the sections you can photograph and those you can't. It is a place of worship and we left to make our way through the temple on our own. I think a bit more information is needed to really appreciate what you are seeing. For me it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did this visit on our first day . So nice to see . Really old .lovely to see other religions .Some of the area you cannot photo . Some people use it to pray

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Singapore Thian Hock Keng Temple of heavenly bliss boasts as being one of the oldest Chinese temples in Singapore with many statutes and intricate carvings galore. Be prepared to spend some time there if you are really keen to enjoy the experience. Respect the culture No shorts, covering of the legs is important for both men and women. A must... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

When you are in Singapore it's nice to see these temple . We can see how they pray . The idol is mainly of lord Buddha and other Chinese gods .but you get positive energy .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

It's a lovely temple in the centre of Singapore. I especially loved the contrast of the old tradional temple and the hustling and bustling city at the background. It's worth your short visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

This is a lovely temple to visit - very peaceful. Beautiful wooden carved buildings set around a courtyard. We went ourselves and it had good information leaflets and good information boards in different languages so was easy to visit. Take about 45 minutes to go round. No charge but do give a donation.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Nice little active temple - worth a visit to see the lanterns and gold work. Great views of the old and the new city from inside

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Originally built almost 300 years, the temple has been totally renovated now, leaving little trace of the past works done by the disciples from Hokkien, a coastal province of China where many if not most of the overseas Chinese can trace their roots back to. What is unique about this temple is that it worships both Buddhism and Taoism as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

This temple, one of the oldest in Singapore is a terrific story in itself. Survived wars and when it was first built was on the sea front, now hundreds of metres away that has all been reclaimed. Be respectful of all worshippers who come to place incense and to give thanks, Very decorative throughout, it isn't huge but its importance... More 

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