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Reviewed 28 February 2020

It was a very old temple in China town near Amoy street. I was there to pray at the end of Chinese new year and the second day of Chinese new year. The place was always crowded with local people and tourists. At the opposite site of the road, there was a building, on top of that building, they design it like the image of eyes looking down from the sky. Although it was crowded, everything was so calm inside. On the right side, there was a wishing well. I saw some European throw coins there but it was not the way they should do to make a wish. Long time ago, people used to drink water from the well believing that water was blessed. Right now, they didn't drink water from the well anymore. They just ring the bells, each bell was a symbol of a wish, then put the hands together and wish. The letters on the bells were Chinese so I couldn't read. I dragged my phone out to use Google translate in order to know that they mean. The security guy saw me and thought that I was taking pictures so he came to me and reminded me not to take pictures. I explained what I was doing so he stopped and translated for me although they were about to close. He was so helpful and kind

Date of experience: January 2020
2  Thank Ginnyleeinwonderland
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Reviewed 13 February 2020 via mobile

This temple is small but lovely. It didn’t seem as well maintained as the tooth relic but worth a visit. Plan on spending 15/30 minutes here. There was some free literature which I would have loved to read if it was available in English.

Date of experience: December 2019
2  Thank AmeenaS
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Reviewed 10 February 2020

Being here to pray for good luck for New Year. This temple have undergo restoration in 2019 for maintenance but the previous outlook are nicer. It's also one of the popular temple to worship Mazu.

Date of experience: February 2020
3  Thank MerlionSinga
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Reviewed 6 February 2020

Located in Chinatown and also known as Tianfu, THK is a temple built to worship Mazu, a Chinese sea goddess. It is the oldest and most important temple for the Chinese immigrants living in Singapore. They come here to give thanks for their safe passage across the South China Sea. When visiting, one must pay attention to the colorful broken porcelain on the roof ridges, the deities and dragon sculptures as well as the detail carvings. A must-visit for history aficionados and those interested in oriental culture.

Date of experience: December 2019
2  Thank ellinlaw
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Reviewed 12 December 2019

Located in Chinatown, the temple is colourful and steeped in history. We didn't make a special trip here, but it was one of the place we came upon as we explored Chinatown. Worth a visit and plenty more to do in the vicinity.

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank KiwiKerry53
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