AHA Past Winner's Tour: Thian Hock Keng
Thian Hock Keng is one of Singapore’s oldest and most important temple for immigrants from southern China’s Fujian province. Completed in 1842 and standing on what used to be the shoreline, it is dedicated to the worship of Ma Zu Po, the Goddess of the Sea. While most of the building materials came from China, the temple incorporates cast-iron railings from Scotland and tiles from England and Holland. In 1973, it was gazetted as a National Monument. The restoration project received the 2001 Architectural Heritage Award and the Honorable Mention in the 2001 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award.
Conducted by Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan.
Meet at the main entrance at 9.45am.
Telok Ayer Street will be closed to traffic during this time as part of Car Free Sunday.
Address: 158 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068613
Nearest MRT Station: Telok Ayer
Registration opens on 23 October 2016 at 10am.