Yu Shan Teng, 1885, demolished

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Founding dialect group – Hakka; main diety – Tua Pek Kong; status – demolished

Founded in 1885 and situated at Holland Road (Bukit Timah 10km), Yu Shan Teng was a cemetery temple set up by clansmen of three Hakka counties( Foong Shoon, Eng Teng and Dabu). The cemetery was refurbished from 1901 to 1902. It ceased to operate in 1971 after being acquired by the government. At present, the remains of the cemetery have been rehoused in the columbarium of the Fong Yun Thai Association.

Quoting Lam Chun See from Good Morning Yesterday:

Did you know that there used to be a Chinese cemetery along Sixth Avenue? Off Sixth Avenue, somewhere midway between Bukit Timah Road and Holland Road is a short little road called Lorong Panchar. There used to be a Chinese cemetery here, and next to it was a nursery called Evershine Nursery. Today, both the cemetery and nursery are no longer there. It’s just a green field (see photo below). But a short distance away, at Holland Link, there is still a private columbarium call Fong Yun Thai Association Columbarium.

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For more info, see http://goodmorningyesterday.blogspot.com/2007/09/bukit-timah-heritage-trail-4-sixth.html

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