This 2004 photograph shows Thian Hock Keng Temple in Telok Ayer Street. It is Singapore's oldest Chinese temple recognised as most important to the local Hokkien community. It was designed and built by skilled craftsmen from China according to definite Chinese temple architectural traditions. A close-up of the front of the temple shows its ornately carved twin pillars and mythical dragons atop the curved decorative roof. There is a large urn on a red platform in the middle of the entrance. Title devised by Library staff.
All Rights Reserved. National Library Board Singapore 2004.