Chapters: Hong San See, Chesed-El Synagogue, River Valley, Singapore, Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency, River Valley Primary School. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 27. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Hong San SeeHong San See (Chinese: ) is a Chinese temple in Singapore, and is located at Mohamed Sultan Road in the River Valley Planning Area, within the Central Area, Singapore's central business district. Hong San See Temple was constructed between 1908 and 1913, erected by migrants from Nan An town in Fujian province with materials imported from China. Built on a small hill, the temple once overlooked the sea. The temple's vicinity now mainly houses bars, restaurants and expensive apartments. The temple is owned by the Singapore Lam Ann Association. Hong San See Temple was sited on a small hill for good feng shui, and once had a view of the sea.The original temple to the God of Wealth was built in 1829 on Tras Street in Tanjong Pagar, and was erected by migrants from Nan An town in Fujian province of China. In 1907, the land was acquired by the government for road widening and the temple trustees were given compensation of $50,000. The temple trustees used the money to buy land on a 999-year lease on Mohamed Sultan Road from Sam Tomlimson who was the Municipal Engineer. The name of the temple means "Temple on Phoenix Hill." Sited on the side of Institution Hill, the temple was situated on high ground with a view of the sea. According to the principles of Chinese geomancy, this is a prime spot for a temple. The construction of the temple began in 1908 with materials imported from China. The chief contractor was Lim Loh, the father of World War II hero Lim Bo Seng. The temple was completed in 1913 at the cost of $56,000. It was renovated once in 1934 and again in ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=7441829
River Valley: Hong San See, Chesed- El Synagogue, River Valley, Singapore, Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency
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