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Yueh Hai Ching Temple Photo Contest


Wed Apr 22 2015, 11:00am–11:00pm
Thu Apr 23 2015, 11:00am–11:00pm
Fri Apr 24 2015, 11:00am–11:00pm
Sat Apr 25 2015, 11:00am–11:00pm
Sun Apr 26 2015, 11:00am–11:00pm

Where: Ngee Ann Exhibition Hall, 97 Tank Road, Teochew Building, River Valley, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: dalton


Submission of Entries: 20 March 2015 (Friday)
Entry Fees: Free
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1st Prize: S$3,000 + 1 certificate;
2nd Prize: S$2,000 + 1 certificate;
3rd Prize: S$1,000 + 1 certificate

Prize Presentation Ceremony
Date: 15 April 2015 (Wednesday)
Time: 7pm
Venue: Ngee Ann Exhibition Hall, 97 Tank Road Teochew Building, (S) 238066
Exhibition Duration: 16 – 26 April 2015, 11am – 7pm daily

In 1820s, the Yueh Hai Ching Temple, also known as Wak Hai Cheng Bio, was built by the local Teochew community as a sacred reverence to Mazu, the goddess of the sea, who blessed the journey of the countrymen who sailed from Southern China to Singapore. Sitting in the central district of modern Singapore, the temple had witnessed the transformation of Singapore from a fishing village to the metropolitan city as of today.

In order to preserve the original structure and outlook of the century-old monument, the Temple underwent a major restoration project in 2011 which lasted for 3 years. In 2014, the restored Temple won the prestigious UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award, as well as the URA Architectural Heritage Award, in recognition of its prestigious architectural and cultural value.

This year, the Ngee Ann Cultural Centre hosts the Hai Ching Temple Photo Contest, to celebrate these esteemed accolades of this historical landmark as well as the 10anniversaries of Ngee Ann Photographic Exhibition.