Monday, September 10, 2012
While Kent worked, I took the Lonely Planet Guide's Chinatown Walk, in reverse. Our hotel was not very conveniently located, so I walked to the starting/ending point of the Walk.
On the way, a pedestrian bridge over the Singapore River:
First, the Jamae Mosque on South Bridge Road:
This "Green Mosque" was set up by the Chulias, who were Tamil Muslims
from the Coromandel Coast of South India. It is Singapore's oldest mosque.
The Sri Mariamann Temple:
Singapore's oldest Hindu temple, built in the Dravidian style, was founded in 1827 by Naraina Pillai who arrived in Singapore with Stamford Raffles
on his second visit to the island in May 1819.
The temple serves mainly South Indian Tamil Hindu
The highly decorated roof typical of Hindu temples:
Relic Temple opened in 2007, and houses the relic discovered in 1980 in a collapsed stupa in Myanmar. The Tooth Relic Chamber is on the fourth floor of this temple and museum complex:
Keong Saik Road has the Layar Sithi Vinayagar Temple (established in 1920):
I don't know if this is a joke or what:
Ann Siang Road:
Down on Amoy Street, the Siang Cho Keong Temple:
Fantastic door guardian painting:
A Muslim shrine built to commemorate a visit to the island by a
Muslim holy man of the Chulia people (Muslim merchants and moneylenders from
India's Coromandel Coast).
Ying Fo Fui Kun:
in 1822-23, one of the first clan associations in Singapore.
Fuk Tak Ch'i Museum:
And part of the Far East Square, a heritage conservation project with restaurants, cafes, and
pubs, as well as shops, pushcarts and kiosks in a block of shophouses:
The Waterfall is by by Hiroshi Senju and the stone sculpture by Han Sai Por.
The MRT station entrance is a copy of the first John Little department store façade:
Emerald Hill Road shophouses: