Category Archives: 3. List of Surviving Chinese architecture in Singapore

List of Singapore’s Surviving Traditional Chinese 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!

Google map locations of listed temples & buildings (NEW)

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

Fuk Tak Chi Museum
Street Museum
1820
Cantonese/Hakka hybrid style
Telok Ayer Street

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

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

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

Hock Teck See
Taoist Temple
1844
Hakka style
50H Palmer Road

Gor Chor Toa Kong Beo
Taoist Temple
1847
Hokkien style
Balestier Road

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

Baba House                                                                                                                            Heritage House Museum                                                                                                                1860s
Nanyang style
157 Neil Road

Siang Cho Keong
Taoist Temple
1869
Hokkien style
Amoy Street

Tong Xian Tng
Buddhist Temple
1870
Teochew style
Devonshire Road

Po Chiak Keng(gazetted)
Clan Temple
1876
Hokkien style (Zhangzhou)
15 Magazine Road

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

Ban Siew San
Taoist Temple
1880
Hainan/Teochew hybrid style
Telok Blangah Drive

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

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

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

Giok Hong Tian
Taoist Temple
1887
Hokkien style (Zhangzhou)
495 Zion Road

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

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

Sian Teck Tng
1902
Taoist Vegetarian Convent                                                                                                         Nanyang style                                                                                                                                    57 Cuppage Road

Shuang Lin Monastery(gazetted)
Buddhist Monastery
1903
Hokkien style (Fuzhou, Zhangzhou, Quanzhou)
184E  Jalan Toa Payoh

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

Seng Wong Beo
Taoist Temple
1905
Teochew style
Peck Seah Street

Tang Gah Beo
Taoist Temple
1907
Hokkien style
Bukit Purmei

Fong Yun Tai
Cemetery Temple
1909
Hakka style
33 Holland Link

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

Kusu Tua Pek Kong
Taoist Temple
1923
Hokkien/Nanyang hybrid style
Kusu Island

Nanyang Sacred Union
Confucian Association & Temple
1930
Nanyang style                                                                                                                                        251 River Valley Road

Koon Seng Ting
Taoist Temple
1931
Nanyang style                                                                                                                                        Telok Blangah Drive

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