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Interesting side step into history

This was one of the oldest Chinese temples in Singapore, built in 1824 by Hakka and Cantonese... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2018
Fremantle, Australia
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Small museum

Originally a temple, or so I believe, the museum is unusually located in the entrance to the Amoy... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2018
Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

not a bad museum/temple but not worth trip out of way to visit. only check out if nearby and have spare time. museum is housed in the oldest chinese temple in singapore

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed June 10, 2017

Now the entrance of a boutique hotel, this building house the Fuk Tai Chi temple from around 1820 to 1994. After it's closure, the building was converted into a museum. A small area with exhibits on the early Chinese Immigrants to Singapore which includes a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

Very small so it's only a very brief visit. So it's only worth the effort if you happen to be nearby.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Tony T
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank KGB777
Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

The oldest chinese temple in Singapore. Located in front of Telok Ayer MRT Station and near to Thian Hock Keng temple. You could see a dorama of Telok Ayer street in the old times (if I'm not mistaken). Inside of the temple, you could find...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed January 15, 2015

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...More

Date of experience: January 2015
5  Thank KGB777
Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a lovely reuse of a once sacred space. The temple is no longer consecrated, but it has been restored architecturally and used as a mini museum. It has some chairs inside, making it a nice spot to have a brief rest from the...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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