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Ban Siew San Kuan Im Tong

According to the wooden plaques in the temple, Ban Siew San Kuan Im Tong (Wangshoushan Guanyin Tang) was founded in 1880. It started as two modest attap-thatched houses, which were refurbished in 1892. In 1905 the lower house was rebuilt into a block with brick walls and tiled roofs. The founder of the temple was Wong Guan Teck, who received donations from many devotees, and the most significant donation was a piece of land from Madam Tan Geok Hup, wife of Yeo Hong Tye. The Yeo family (part of Hokkien Yeo See Association) used to own the Telok Blangah area, including the hill that this temple sits on. They also donated the land for its neighbour Koon Seng Tng.
The temple is located on a hill known to the Chinese as Ban Siew San, literally translated as Longevity Hill. Blessed by the hill's auspicious name, the temple managed to stay at the same location for more than a hundred years. In Nov 2013, URA announced that Ban Siew San Kuan Im Tong will be conserved.
The Monkey King shrine at the rear hall of Ban Siew San Kuan Im Tong belongs to Shun Tian Gong. According to Leon Comber's Chinese Temples in Singapore, the temple was founded in 1905 at Bukit Purmei. When the temple's site was acquired by government, Shun Tian Kung moved to Bukit Merah Central, where the Bukit Merah swimming complex is currently located. In the 1980s the Bukit Merah's site was slated for redevelopment, and the Monkey King instructed the temple owners (Tan brothers) to move to Ban Siew San Kuan Im Tong, at the spot between Guanyin and Buddha. This might have something to do with the legend that the Monkey King attained Buddhahood through the help of Buddha and Guanyin.
Tan Geok Hup was the daughter of philanthropist Tan Kim Seng, who was well-known for improving the town's waterworks and promoting education. Besides donating the land for this temple, Geok Hup also donated Hiap Guan San as cemetery for Hokkien Yeo clansmen.

Ban Siew San Kuan Im Tong
Photo taken in1988 (source: NAS)

后殿的齐天大圣神龛属于《顺天宫》。《顺天宫》于1905年在武吉宝美创立,后来因受城市重建计划的影响而迁至红山中心,1980 年代再次被逼迁。庙主陈氏兄弟按照大圣的指示将神龛安奉在《万寿山观音堂》,位置在观音与如来佛之间。这可能是因为如来佛和观音曾协助齐天大圣修成正果。

Religious buildings conserved in 2013 受保留建筑物
  Deities 神明
Main Deity 主神/佛
Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy/Compassion) 观音Other temples with this as main deity

Other Deities 众神/佛
Sakyamuni Buddha (Sage of the Sakya) 如来佛祖
Maitreya 弥勒佛
Tiger God 虎爷
Tua Pek Kong 大伯公
Four-faced Brahma 四面佛
Taiyang Xing Jun(Sun God) 太阳星君/太阳公/太阳神
Moon Godddess 太阴娘娘/太阴星君
Monkey King 齐天大圣
Wen Wu Sheng Di 文武圣帝
Madam Zhu Sheng 注生娘娘
Dragon Lady 龙母娘娘
Mazu 妈祖
Activities 活动
辛丑(牛)年二月十九日 : 观音圣诞
Lunar: 19th of 2nd mth - Birthday of Guanyin

辛丑(牛)年六月十九日 : 观音得道日
Lunar: 19th of 6th mth - Guanyin Enlightenment Day

辛丑(牛)年九月十九日 : 观音出家日
Lunar: 19th of 9th mth - Guanyin Renunciation Day

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Address: 2 Telok Blangah Drive, Singapore
Tel: 6271 2914

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1st & 15th of Lunar

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