Thian Hock Keng Temple
Built without a single nail
What we say:
Early Chinese immigrants to Singapore were so thankful after surviving the long voyage at sea they built a temple dedicated to sea goddess Ma Chu.
Many consider this the oldest Chinese temple in Singapore as a simple temple has stood here since 1821.
The temple that stands today though was built a few decades later and is a masterpiece of stone columns, wooden carvings and tile mosaics and even more impressive when you learn it was built in the traditional south Chinese style, without any nails.
Visit on an auspicious day (see the calendar on their website) for the full experience.
More details158 Telok Ayer St
Opening Hours: Daily 07:30-17:00
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