The Straits Times
Published on Oct 05, 2012

Singapore's 1st Chinese temple marks 200 years


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.