Saturday, April 30, 2005
Friday, April 29, 2005
Wu Shu Temple, 1903, needs conservation
Located in Shuang Long Shan cemetery of Holland Close, it is a public temple for the clansmen of Kar Yeng five counties: Meixian, Jiaoling, Wuhua, Xingning and Pingyuan, and administered by the Ying Fo Fui Kun. The temple was extensively renovated in 1952. The original cemetery that was established in 1887 had an area of more than 100 acres at Holland Road. In 1965, as large part of land was acquired by the government, the original cemetery size was reduced to 4.5 acres. New memorials and a columbarium were erected in the 1970s around this cemetery temple and its remaining land.
For more info on this temple, see http://mis_nomer.blogspot.com/2005/07/yin-foh-kuan-cemetery.html
To see another Hakka cemetery temple, go here http://nanyangtemple.blogspot.com/2005_06_01_nanyangtemple_archive.html
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
34. Hock San Teng, 1906, relocated
Founding group - Hock San Teng Temple Association; Main diety - Tua Pek Kong; status - relocated This temple was located at Bedok Rise next to a Thai temple. Also known as the Hock San Teng Tua Pek Kong, this used to be a cemetery temple at 'beoy tiao jeok', or eight rocks. This private Chinese cemetery was seven acres in size and was opened to Chinese of all dialects. Hock San Teng Tua Pek Kong was pretty well-known for people in the East in those days. Dignitaries who have graced the temple includes the late Dr Toh Chin Chye and MM Lee. The temple was rebuilt in 1966 and MM Lee was invited for the opening ceremony.of this occasion. Towards the end of the 1980s, the land on which this temple stood was aquired by HDB. Hock San Teng was rehoused in the Chai Chee United Temple in 1995.