Thian Hock Keng (AHA & UNESCO awardee)

Architectural & Cultural Heritage Conservation Awardees Open House
In partnership with URA

The URA Architectural Heritage Awards (AHA) was launched in 1995 to honour owners, developers, architects, engineers and contractors who have displayed the highest standards in conserving and restoring heritage buildings in Singapore. The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation were established in 2000 to recognize and encourage private efforts and public-private initiatives in successfully restoring structures of heritage value in the region.

In partnership with URA, selected awardees would be conducting guided tours during the festival for public to understand the architecture and history of the buildings, and the restoration effort behind these buildings.

Thian Hock Keng (AHA & UNESCO awardee)

Thian Hock Keng is one of Singapore’s oldest and most important temple for immigrants from southern China’s Fujian province. Completed in 1842 and standing on what used to be the shoreline, it is dedicated to the worship of Ma Zu Po, the Goddess of the Sea. While most of the building materials came from China, the temple incorporates cast-iron railings from Scotland and tiles from England and Holland. The restoration project received the 2001 Architectural Heritage Award and the Honorable Mention in the 2001 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award.

7 & 8 May 2016
10am, 12pm, 2pm

Event Timeline
Sat May 7, 2016
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM SGT
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Thian Hock Keng
7 May 2016, 10am $5.00
7 May 2016, 12pm $5.00
7 May 2016, 2pm $5.00
8 May 2016, 10am $5.00
8 May 2016, 12pm $5.00
8 May 2016, 2pm $5.00
Venue Address
158 Telok Ayer St, 068613 Singapore
Singapore HeritageFest 2016