The Thian Hock Keng temple is a Taoist temple that was constructed by a seaman in the year 1821. He built the temple as a symbol of gratitude to the God for the safe passage to the shore. The temple is located at the spot where the country’s front waterfront used to be before recovery. The temple was constructed with materials brought from different countries. For example, the tiles was imported from England and, Delft, the ironwork from Scotland, .In the temple you can see lofty granite tangled with dragons. In the courtyard there are many ancestral tablets and the door are guarded by enormous lion mounts.
Location: 158 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 048613
Tel: (65) 6423 4616
Reaching There: You need to take a small stroll from Raffles Place (EW14/NS26) or Tanjong Pagar (EW15) MRT Station.