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Thian Hock Keng Temple

Gazetted as a national monument in 1973.

The Thian Hock Keng Temple, started in 1821, is the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore.

In his temple the new immigrants from China would offer thanks for reaching Singapore safely (sea travel was very risky in those days).

The well-known philanthropist Tan Tock Seng gave the biggest donation in the building of the present temple in 1839-1842.



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Written by victorkoo

13 April, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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