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  • Chinese temple prayer hall : interior

    Heritage and Culture · Arts · Streets and Places · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph of a Chinese temple, probably the Thian Hock Keng temple, shows the interior prayer hall with three big brass urns, antique lamps and a statue of Buddha. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chinese temple with dragons on the roof : exterior

    Streets and Places · Percy Hill Collection
    A photograph showing the exterior of an old Chinese temple with dragons on the curved roof of the main entrance. On both sides of the entrance are red painted pillars pasted with pink paper which has Chinese characters written on them. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Shuang Lin Temple from afar : side view

    Arts · Streets and Places · Percy Hill Collection
    Photographed here from a distance is a side view of the Shuang Lin Temple in Singapore, with its curved roofs and decorative ridges built in traditional Chinese architectural style. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Shuang Lin Temple : general view

    Streets and Places · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a general view of Shuang Lin Temple. There is a building with a three-tiered roof which has the corners of the two upper tiers curling upwards. A smaller building has a single roof with upward curling corners. Rectangular buildings enclose a courtyard displaying several potted plants. Date...
  • Thian Hock Keng Temple, 1900s : exterior

    Streets and Places · Percy Hill Collection
    This photograph shows an exterior view of Thian Hock Keng Temple (Temple of Heavenly Happiness) with two people in sarongs and a rickshaw puller in front of it. Built between 1839-1842, it is the oldest and most important Hokkien temple in Singapore. It is dedicated to Matsu, the Taoist goddess...