Sunday, September 04, 2005
2. Fu De Ci Wang Hai Da Bo Gong 福德祠望海大伯公
Fu De Ci (more commonly known as Fu Tat Chi, probably a Hakka word) Wang Hai (facing the sea) Da Bo Gong (more popularly known as Tua Pek Kong in Hokkien) is one of the oldest, if not the oldest temple in Singapore. Situated by the sea (hence facing the sea), this temple was first built in 1819. It was rebuilt in 1844 and since then had undergone some renovations.
This temple is also known by its other Chinese Name as Ke Shu Ba Yi Fu De Ci 客属八邑福德祠and a simplified English name as Fook Tek Chinese Temple.
The main deity of this temple is the Da Bo Gong, also known as Tua Pek Kong. There are also other deities in this temple. This is probably one of the oldest and few Hakka temples.
Address: 50-H Palmer Road (Off Shenton Way), Singapore 079426
Nearest MRT Station: Tanjong Pagar Stn