Fook Tet Soo Khek Temple, Palmer Road


Fook Tet Soo Khek Temple, or better known as Wang Hai Da Bo Gong Miao, which means “sea-facing Tua Pek Kong Temple.”

The temple is right smack in the middle of the Central Business District. The picture here shows part of the temple the backdrop of one of the skyscrapers that make up Singapore’s famous skyline.

It is one of the oldest temples in Singapore, if not the oldest. Although official records puts the date of construction as 1844, anecdotal accounts place it before the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819.

Since independence in 1965, Singapore has destroyed many old and beautiful structures. Even this historical temple was under threat of being demolished.

Read all about the temple here.

Singapore, February 2013

Fujifilm X100S edited with Apple Photos

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