Monday, November 09, 2009

32. Hai Nan Shan Tian Gong Tan 海南山天公坛

Nested at the corner of Upper Thomson Rd (175) with the former Lakeview Estate (now no more there), in a narrow strip of land, stands the  Hai Lam Sua Ti Kong Tua  海南山天公坛 (Hai Nan Shan Tian Gong Tan). This year, 2009, the temple celebrates its 105th Anniversary from 14Nov to 23Nov.




This temple must have seen the changes in this area known as Hai Lam Sua 海南山 (Hai Nan Shan) since 105 years ago. Over the years, the temple has also evolved, through renovation and just a couple of years ago, it was rebuilt to what it is today.



This temple is probably the only Jade Emperor 玉皇 Temple in this vicinity. In the temple, the other two deities are Tua Pek Kong 大伯公 (Da Bo Gong) and Guan Yin 观音.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

you've made a mistake.it should be hai-nan shan, not nan hai shan. hainan as in the hometown of hainanese. alot of hainanese used to reside in that area.

you can look at the photo of the temple entrance. its written "hai-nan shan"

chinatownboy said...

Oophs! Thanks for pointing out the mistake. Got myself tripped. (^^)

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chinatownboy said...

I was told there is one at 金山寺 at 25 Jln Ulu Siglap.

Janice said...

thank you.

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