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Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple

  
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This unique temple is located in Loyang and is popular among devotees. It is probably one of the few temples you will ever see that houses deities of different religions. The temple was established in the 1980s by a group of friends who brought together figurines of different religions found on the beach at the end of the Loyang Industrial Area and housed them under a mixed-religion temple.

The temple was initially just a small hut made with bricks and zinc sheets but soon many of the people working in the industrial area started to visit the temple as claims of prosperity and wealth granted by the deities began to spread.

However, a fire in 1996 burnt down the makeshift temple and interestingly, only the Taoist statue of Tua Pek Kong, the God of Prosperity, survived unscathed.

A new temple complex was built on the original site from public donations and the new temple was named after the Tua Pek Kong, who is the deity of the only statue that survived the fire.

The new temple complex has three mini temples. There is the Tua Pek Kong Temple, the Natoh Kong Temple and a Hindu temple with a 2 metre high statue of Ganesha. It is a common sight to see devotees visiting all three temples regardless of their religion.

The temple moved to its current location in March 2008 after the lease on its previous site ran out. However, with the move, the temple complex is no longer facing the sea.

Directions

From Pasir Ris MRT, take bus no. '89' and alight at Loyang Ave.

Type of place: Monument/Building
Location: Changi And Pasir Ris, Singapore
Street address: 20 Loyang Way
Nearest public transport: Pasir Ris
Telephone: +65 63636633
Email: lytpk@singnet.com.sg





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Dennis
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17-05-2010
by Dennis
Figures of deities are intricately designed
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Dennis
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17-05-2010
by Dennis
Can get very smoky
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grace
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16-07-2010
by grace
Temple of different religions - unique
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Dennis
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by Dennis
Eye-catching celing at entrance of temple
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Can get too crowded
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