Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A for Chinese arch

A Chinese archway to the Yueh Hai Ching Temple (meaning 'temple of the calm sea') at Phillip Street. The temple stands as a reminder of early days of Chinese migrants. This one was first built in 1826 by Teochew migrants, traders and sailors to thank the goddess of the sea for their safe arrival by sea to Nanyang (Southeast Asia). The temple was rebuilt in 1895. Its architecture is a cultural touchstone compared to the tall office towers in the heart of the financial district.

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  1. Interesting A. It is good to see this piece of history still there amongst the more modern buildings.

  2. Always was fascinated about Singapore. Such a small but vital country. Thanks.

  3. Oh My Gosh! What a beautiful piece of art and history. Someone has taken very good care of it. What a treasure. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful Outdoor Wednesday post. Country Hugs, Sherry


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