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Yueh Hai Ching temple is an old Chinese temple built by the Teochew clan in Singapore. Its constituent building materials were originally imported from the Teochew Prefecture in Mainland China. The overall architecture of the temple including all its ornate decorations of porcelain clay and wood carvings, is modeled after traditional Teochew motifs and styles.

Yueh Hai Ching Temple has been managed by The Ngee Ann Kongsi since 1845 and it was said to have undergone expansion from 1852 to 1855 as well as several rounds of renovation and reconstruction between 1859 and 1896, to what it is today.

However, the effects of weathering and termite infestation once again took its toll. A ground breaking ceremony was officiated by The Ngee Ann Kongsi on 11th September 2011and restoration works commenced on 8th February 2012. In an effort to restore the temple to its former glory, local consultants and craftsmen from the Chaoshan region in China were brought in to work on the restoration of the roof, boundary wall, murals, timber carvings, ceramic ornamentations dragon and tiger walls, amongst others.

RWAA was the architect in charge of overseeing the restoration and conservation of this historical temple.


Status : Completed in 2014

Scale : 2 Storeys

Building Height : ± 8.3 m

Site Area : ± 1,234 m2

Gross Site Area : ± 777 m2

  • 2014 URA Architectural Heritage Award
  • 2014 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation