One of the earliest Chinese Temples in Singapore; built for Worship of the spirits who protected the traders who traveled Between Singapore and China; a meeting place for the Teochew Clan.

Yua Hai Qing Miao means the 'Temple of the Calm Sea built by the Guanzhou people'. Phillip Street was then close to the sea. This is one of the oldest Taoist Temples in Singapore an it began as a small shrink like the Temple in Telok Ayer Street as early as 1826. The present Temple was built in the 1850s; it was both a Temple and Teochew Clan Association.

This Temple had close ties with China since its inception. The imperial signboard in the Temple premises proves this; Emperor Guang Xu of the Qing dynasty presented this to the Abbot of the Temple.

Statues of the Heavenly Father (Yuan Tian Shang Di) and the Queen of Heaven (Tian Hou) sit in the right and left wing altars of the Temple.

Yue Hai Qing Miao is a twin temple, built in the traditional classical design. It stands in the midst of the high rise buildings and is close to Raffles Place. Today, it is not easy to locate it but once it occupied a prominent position beside the sea. Traders returning to offer their prayers and gratitude for their safe arrival - such was the faith of our ancestors.

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Sri Krishnan Temple
College of Medicine Building
Salvation Army Headquarters Building
Japanese Cemetery Park
The Bronze Elephant Statue (Parliament House)
The Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Nagore Dhurga Shrine
Sultan Mosque / Masjid Sultan
Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church
Supreme Court Building
Old Thong Chai Medical Institution
The Alkaff Mansion
Goodwood Park Hotel
Church Of St Peter And Paul
Po Chek Kiong "Tan Si Chong Su"
Empress Place Building
Tanjong Pagar Railway Station
Hong San See Temple
Wesley Church and Anglo Chinese School
Sultans Gate
Giok Hong Tien Temple

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