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Thian Hock Keng Temple


Who goes here :

  • √ Suitable for : Solo
  • √ Suitable for : Couple

What to expect :

  • √ Historical
  • √ Popularity with tourists
  • √ Safety : Very Good

Essential Information

This tranquil temple was once a landing point for sailors from China, before the sea was pushed down the road by land reclamation. It was built in 1839 Chinese immigrants in honor of Goddess Matsu, whom they believed granted then safe passage across the South China Sea. Its name means 'Temple of Heavenly Happiness.'

COSTS : Free
ADDRESS : Thian Hock Keng Temple, 158 Telok Ayer Street, Chinatown and Central Business District, Singapore, Singapore
BUSINESS HOURS : 7:30am to 5:30pm
PHONE NUMBER : +65 6423 4616

Pictures : Thian Hock Keng Temple

  • Thian Hock Keng Temple Chinatown Exterior
  • Thian Hock Keng Temple Chinatown Interior
  • Thian Hock Keng Temple Chinatown Keng Teck Huay Pagoda
Thian Hock Keng Temple Chinatown Exterior


Thian Hock Keng Temple


Tips, Comments and Reviews : Thian Hock Keng Temple

One of the must-see events at the Thian Hock Keng Temple is the Hungry Ghost Festival, which is scheduled on August 9, 2014. If you're going, avoid sitting in front because it is said to be the area reserved for the ghosts, and don't step on the burnt offerings left on the side of the road and pavements.

Rina L.
Double-check before snapping pictures inside at Thian Hock Keng Temple. Some areas of the temple have a No Photo policy.

Joan G.


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