Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thian Hock Keng Temple 天福宫

"The temple started out as a prayer house located along the shoreline of the Telok Ayer Basin. Immigrants from China built the prayer house dedicated to the goddess Ma Zu (or Tian Hou), protector of seafarers and navigators, between 1821 and 1822... Between 1839 and 1842, extensive reconstruction transformed the prayer house into Thian Hock Keng, which means Temple of Heavenly Happiness." (- National Library Board)

(more pics at my photo blog on temples, here )

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