Friday, December 31, 2004

List of Surviving Singapore Chinese Heritage Architecture

These are surviving relics from our forebears, they have witnessed the growth of Singapore from a swampy mangrove to what we are today. Like the traditional saying goes, 'when one drinks water, one should reflect on the source'. Our sources are getting demolished or rebuilt as the years passes, please do visit these places before they get erased, especially those that have not been gazetted by the Monuments board!

Wak Hai Cheng Bio(gazetted)
Taoist Temple
1820
Teochew
30B Phillip Street

Fuk Tak Chi Museum(gazetted)
Street Museum
1820
Cantonese/Hakka
Telok Ayer Street

Ying Fo Fui Kun(gazetted)
Clan Association
1822
Hakka
98 Telok Ayer Street

Hong San See(gazetted)
Clan Temple
1836
Hokkien (Lam An)
31 Mohamed Sultan Rd

Thian Hock Keng(gazetted)
Taoist Temple
1842
Hokkien (Quanzhou, Zhangzhou)
158 Telok Ayer Street

Hock Teck See
Taoist Temple
1844
Hakka
50H Palmer Road

Rochore Toa Kong Beo
Taoist Temple
1847
Hokkien
Balestier Road

Chwee Eng Chinese School
Commercial shop space
(Entrance gate conserved, main hall demolished)
1854
Hokkien
Hokkien Street

Siang Cho Keong (gazetted)
Taoist Temple
1869
Hokkien
Amoy Street

Tong Xian Tng
Buddhist Temple
1870
Teochew
Devonshire Road

Po Chiak Keng(de-gazetted)
Clan Temple
1876
Hokkien
15 Magazine Road

Mun Sun Fook Tuck Chee
(Kampong Kuchai Tua Pek Kong)
Taoist Temple
1876
Cantonese
124 Sims Drive

Ban Siew San
Taoist Temple
1880
Hainan
Telok Blangah Drive

River House
Restuarant
1880
Teochew (Tan Yeok Nee's second house)
Clarke Quay

Hougang Dou Mu Gong
Taoist Temple
(Original opera stage demolished)
1881
Hokkien
779A Upper Serangoon Road

House of Tan Yeok Nee(gazetted)
Business School
1885
Teochew
207 Clemencceau Avenue

Giok Hong Tian
Taoist Temple
1887
Hokkien
495 Zion Road

Yin Foh Kuan
Cemetery Temple
1887 (founding date of cemetery)
Hakka
9 Holland Close

Old Thong Chai Medical Institution(gazetted)
Health products
1892
Chinese community
50 Eu Tong Sen Street

Shuang Lin Monastery(gazetted)
Buddhist Monastery
1903
Hokkien
184E Jalan Toa Payoh

Hoon San Temple
Taoist Temple
1903
Hokkien
27 Jalan Lim Tai See

Seng Wong Beo
Taoist Temple
1905
Hokkien
Peck Seah Street

Tang Gah Beo
Taoist Temple
1907
Hokkien
Bukit Purmei

Fong Yun Tai
Cemetery Temple
1909
Hakka
33 Holland Link

Long San See(gazetted)
Buddhist Temple
1913, gazetted
Hokkien
Race Course Road

Kusu Tua Pek Kong
Taoist Temple
1923
Hokkien
Kusu Island

Nanyang Sacred Union
Confucian Association & Temple
1930
Hokkien (Foochow)
251 River Valley Road

Koon Seng Ting
Taoist Temple
1931
Hokkien
Telok Blangah Drive

Kiew Lee Tong
Taoist Temple
1934
Hokkien (Heng Hua)
No.5 Jalan Tambur

3 Comments:

Blogger Monkey said...

re:
Rochore Toa Kong Beo
Taoist Temple
1847
Hokkien
Balestier Road

In a discussion with my dad recently, we discovered that it's not actually Rochore, but Gor Chor or in chinese, Wu Cao which kinda means 5 trough (small streams that descriptively called troughs?) It's a geographical description i would think. Even though Rochor is kinda near, I don't think they are related.

So the name is actually "Gor Chor Tua Pek Gong" or "Wu Cao Da Bo Gong"

10:21 PM  
Blogger Monkey said...

hmm on second thought, maybe we are talking about a different temple?

10:24 PM  
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