Fuk Tak Chi Museum
Fuk Tak Chi Museum
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Bluesphynx
Singapore1,619 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Friends
Stumbled upon this little 'museum' while walking in Far East Square. Part of the Amoy Hotel, it records the arrival of the early Chinese immigrants at Telok Ayer in the little miniature which shows the coolies, their work and living quarters. It's actually part of an old temple but some artefacts illustrate the courtyard, well, costumes and utensils of that time. Names of significant people in the community, their efforts and donations are also etched on the walls. It's free, visitors are welcome and the young lady customer service officer was most gracious and helpful.
A nice little unexpected find in the quietness of Covid times when the streets and stalls aren't well-patronized or fully functioning.
Written November 12, 2021
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Dingo_6152
Fremantle, Australia3,024 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
This was one of the oldest Chinese temples in Singapore, built in 1824 by Hakka and Cantonese immigrants, dedicated to the Chinese deity, Tua Pek Kong (God of Wealth), who is worshipped by both Confucianists and Taoists. In the early 1990s the temple fell into disrepair and was handed over to the government. In 1998, the building was restored and converted into a street museum with artifacts on the lives of early Chinese migrants in Singapore. It also forms part of the Amoy Hotel lobby. Open seven days 10am-10pm, free entry.
Written May 19, 2018
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,766 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is a small museum in what was the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore built around 1824. In 1994 it was turned into a museum and it is now the entrance to the Amoy Hotel.It has some interesting exhibits and worth a quick look as you walk Telok Ayer Street.
Written March 20, 2019
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,411 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Solo
I attempted to visit this small museum in Telok Ayer on a lunch break last week (combining the visit with the nearby Thian Hock Keng Temple at 158 Telok Ayer Street, and the Wak Hai Cheng Bio Temple in Philip Street). Whilst it was possible to visit both the temples at lunchtime, unfortunately the Fuk Tak Chi museum is currently closed for renovation. According to the sign posted outside the entrance it is expected to reopen at some stage in the third quarter of 2015. The entire exterior of the shophouse is covered with boarding so it's not possible to see anything at present.
Written January 15, 2015
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Pritpal P
London, UK23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Its more like the lobby of the Amoy Hotel. If you look at the pictures on this site...that's all there is. One room with a couple of exhibits. Less than five minutes and we'd seen it all.
If your passing by pop in and have a look, but don't go out of your way like we did to visit.
Written September 20, 2019
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Min L
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
One of Singapore's oldest temples, that was converted into a little museum, free entry for all. Provides an interesting snapshot of how life was like in colonial Singapore in the 1800s-1900s. The building itself is lovely to look at, with beautiful details. Great place to relax with comfortable chairs around.
Written May 13, 2018
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,411 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
This former temple is now a shortcut between Telok Ayer street and Far East Square. There's not too much to see inside but it makes for a much more interesting route than following the main pedestrian walkway.
Written April 25, 2016
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hweeying
Johor Bahru, Malaysia4,466 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014
We were here by May 2014. This is a very tiny museum. When the time we came no one there even none of security guard. Behind of this museum is Amoy Hotel...special location. This is 100 plus year old building and it's very well maintained. I feel very peaceful when I were here. I love this place so much.
Written May 25, 2014
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karhonleong
Singapore748 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Solo
This Fuk Tak Chi museum, was once a temple built in 1824, the oldest temple in Singapore, and was found next to the sea, before land reclamation in 1879. The moment you enter the museum, you see a huge model of the temple with the side shophouses during the 1800s. The temple has fallen to disrepair and is sold to Govt for restoration work. After restoration, the place becomes a museum. The museum is also the entrance to the Amoy Hotel. The most interesting part of this museum is the building itself, the exhibits are none other then the model of the building which I state earlier, plus a ship model of Chinese carrying goods and people to and fro Singapore and China during the Qing Dynasty. Since this place is free for everyone, there is no harm coming here to see this tiny museum, open daily 10am to 10pm at the Amoy Hotel.
Written November 28, 2013
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Peter Lanky
Wigan, UK847 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Originally a temple, or so I believe, the museum is unusually located in the entrance to the Amoy Hotel. Some nice exhibits, particularly showing the row of buildings as it was originally when on the sea front, with little models or workers going about their business in the 19th Century. Close to 3 other temples on Telok Ayer Street.
Written February 28, 2018
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