Tianfu Palace, located not far from Longhua Courtyard of Foya Temple, is relatively quiet. There are not many visitors here, and visitors are in twos and threes. A row of Chinese-style eaves and tiled houses, which do not show the tall Lingnan architectural style, is somewhat inconspicuous in the city's high-rise buildings. But in Tianfu Palace, all the familiar scenes and elements, such as exquisite sculptures, neat couplets, huge portraits, mighty door gods, Panlong pillars and traditional stone lions, let us see the long history of Chinese traditional culture in overseas. The Tianfu Palace dedicated to Mazu, who blessed the voyagers, was a Taoist temple built in 1841 by the overseas Chinese from Fujian Province in China with statues and carvings. History has made it the spiritual pillar of overseas Chinese, and now it has become a famous scenic spot in Chinatown. Here we are most impressed by the portrait of the door god Zhongkui, that huge size, that bright eyes, that kind of mighty look, are long-lasting and unforgettable.
Tianfu Palace is an orthodox Minnan style palace architecture, which comes from Quanzhou. From carved beams and painted pillars, cornices and ridges to painted door gods, the whole construction project is very sophisticated. Because it's very different from the building next to it, it's very conspicuous.
I don't know if it's because of the wrong way. It's hard to find this temple. Come out from the cattle cart water and take a big circle. Friends who want to go, do a good job in strategy. I heard it was very effective. I asked for a signature in it. It's free for signature and free for signature unloading. Draw this lot, take a look, clearly do not need to unlock, save!
Given Singapore's maritime influence, it is understandable that the Thian Hock Keng temple was an important place of worship for Hokien immigrants as they gave thanks to the Goddess of the Sea. This is one of Singapore's oldest chinese temples and is a typical South Chinese architectural building. It's amazing to note that it was built without the use of nails.
I think it's not much different from the temples in China. The location here is still very conspicuous. There are many people who visit it, but there are not many people. There is no feeling of prosperous incense. So it's very clean inside. It won't come out with wet eyes. The carvings on the beams are colorful. If you need to pray for God, you can invite incense pillars.
Although there are not many visitors and the temple as a whole is not very large, the construction and tile roof sculpture are indeed very delicate. As early as the early days of Singapore's opening, Fujian people raised funds to build, so many details follow the architectural style of Chinese temples, providing venues for worshiping and praying for Chinese returning from the south to the north. In the temple there are "Tablets on the Establishment of Tianfu Palace" and "Tablets on the Rebuilding of Tianfu Palace" which introduce the changes of Tianfu Palace. The history of Nanming plaque in Bojing can be traced back to the Qing Dynasty a hundred years ago. With a long history, it was once awarded the United Nations Asia-Pacific Cultural Heritage Architecture Award.
Tianfu Palace is one of the oldest Chinese temples in Singapore. It has a 44-meter-long mural. The artist also painted some other nostalgic murals, describing the part played by the early Chinese immigrants. Most of the former immigrants were illiterate and made indelible contributions to Singapore's development.
Mazu Temple, with Chinese flavor, is very convenient near the Yayi subway.
Thian Hock Keng temple is one of the oldest Chinese temples and most important Hokkien temple in Singapore. It was completed in 1842 and was where seamen went to give thanks to the deity Ma Zu (Goddess of the Sea) for their safe journey upon their arrival in Singapore. The temple was built in traditional southern Chinese architectural style and without a single nail. In 2001, it won the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation Building. As the location of the temple was once the seashore, and the first place merchants set foot on land, many temples were built along this stretch. Walk along the road and you will find a Muslim mosque, Indian-Muslim shrine as well as another 2 Chinese temples, one of them converted into a museum.