Along Telok Ayer Street at the heart of Chinatown and adjacent to Singapore's CBD lies a lot of historical monuments and landmarks contributing to the history of the country. Just 2 mins from Exit A of Telok Ayer MRT stands the most beautiful temple in Singapore - Thian Hock Keng Temple. There are many shop houses, cafes, restaurants, temple & shrines, parks and Singapore's CBD offices are also just within the area. Some notable shrines include Nagore Dargah (oldest Muslim shrine built by Southern Indian immigrants), Yu Huang Gong Temple(Taoist temple), Telok Ayer Green park to name a few. The street was once a seaside town where ships arrive and depart for immigrants and merchants and over the years the land has been reclaimed. Thian Hock Keng temple is dedicated to the Goddess of Sea - Mazu and was built in 1840 as a place of worship and merits for earlier Chinese immigrants for a safe passage and voyage to the seas. It has been renovated over time and Tan Tock Seng, a Singapore Philanthropist was an earlier benefactor. Today it showcases the beautiful and traditional Southern Chinese architecture in SG and the oldest Hokkien temple. The main entrance is made of 3 doors, a Green gate and tiled roofs with Dragons on each corners. Made of ornate and elaborate carvings of Dragons, Phoenix to name a few in Stone, Wood, Tiles and Gold. Red Lanterns adorn the main entrance as well. During this pandemic entrance/exit is only allowed on the right side and QR code for contact tracing is a must. As you enter there are 2 covered pathways on each side of this square complex and the main front yard has an urn pot for your incense offerings. Photos and Videos are only allowed here as well as the open areas but not on the Main hall and Chapels/Shrine. The Main Hall is dedicated to the Goddess Mazu and 2 Deities also on the main altar. Here is the place for your prayers, offerings and donations. The ceiling is adorned with red lanterns and the main hall itself is intricately designed, painted and carved with ornate, elegant, classical masterpieces of Southern Chinese architecture. After I made my offering and prayers, I proceeded my way clockwise from the left side of the complex and I could see many shrines dedicated to different Deities, and Incense Urns for offerings. At the back of the main hall is a shrine dedicated to Goddess of Mercy - Guanyin. There is a Wishing Well with Golden Bells located on the east side at the back where I made some wishes and rang the bell. I also visited the temple once at night and even though its closed I could see the it was elegantly lit at night. Finally, as I made my way out of the complex, I felt blessed, privileged and happy to be able to experience and witness this amazing and beautiful place of worship, which is also a significant cultural landmark and National Monument of Singapore.