Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Walk along Balestier Road - Goh Chor Tua Pek Kong Temple, 249 Balestier Road

Continued with my walk along Balestier Road I come across this small temple. It is a single storey building. Did not have a good photo of the temple because of the tent.

The temple was established in 1847 by Chinese Hokkien labourers working on Joseph Balestier’s sugar plantation.

The workers set up the temple to protect them cause during the early days, the plantation was infested with tigers and malarial mosquitoes. So they pray for safety and protection.

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