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Hong San See Temple

A number of landmarks have been preserved in the face of many changes in the area.  An example is the Hong San See Temple off Mohamed Sultan Road.  The predecessor of this temple was built in 1829 in Tras Street in the Tanjong Pagar area but it was demolished to make way for road expansion in 1907.

The new temple was then built on high ground in Mohamed Sultan Road overlooking the Singapore River.  The Temple was built by the Lam Ann (Nam Ann) Clan Association and was constructed between 1908 and 1912 at the cost of $56,000.

In recent years, the Mohamed Sultan Road area has become better known for it pubs, eateries and night spots than for this magnificient temple.  When you visit the temple, look out for the beautiful ornate carved pillars.

The Hong San See Temple was gazetted as a National Monument on 10 November 1978.

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Written by victorkoo

10 December, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Posted in Philatelic Book

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