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Singapore's 1st Chinese temple marks 200 years

Published on Oct 5, 2012 6:00 AM

The first Chinese temple founded in Singapore has turned 200. Soon Thian Keing Temple on Lorong 29 in Geylang celebrated its anniversary at a dinner held on Thursday outside its premises.

President Tony Tan Keng Yam was the guest of honour at the event, at which the temple also pledged $100,000 towards the President's Challenge 2012 and $200,000 to 14 other charities.

A commemorative book detailing its history was also launched and distributed at the event.

About 2,000 guests attended the dinner, including ex-presidential hopeful and former Member of Parliament Tan Cheng Bock, Marine Parade GRC MP Fatimah Lateef and South East District Mayor Mohamad Maliki Osman.

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