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Heavenly Bliss in Singapore

By Linda Tancs

Thian Hock Keng (Temple of Heavenly Bliss) is one of the oldest and most important temples in Singapore.  A few things make this place of worship unique.  First, it stands at the location of Singapore’s waterfront before reclamation.  Also, its construction represents an international venture of sorts, with ironwork and tiles from the British Isles and granite from China, among other contributions.  A national monument, this amazing structure was built in traditional southern Chinese architectural style, without nails.

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