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Berlin Heiligtum / German Girl Shrine

Berlin Heiligtum, more commonly known as German Girl Shrine, was founded during (or shortly after) World War 1 (1914 to 1918) on a hill in Pulau Ubin, which is an island North East of Singapore. The German girl, believed to be born in 1896, was the daughter of a coffee plantation owner. During World War I, the British soldiers rounded up German people living in Singapore and confiscated their assets, and the coffee plantation owner and his family were no exception. The German girl was trying to escape but unfortunately fell off the cliff of a hill and died, and her body was buried by some Boynanese plantation workers. The Chinese villagers who prayed to her got their wishes fulfilled and as she became popular a shrine was built on a hill to honour her, together with a urn containing her hair, a cross and a few Victorian coins.
In the 1970s German Girl Shrine moved downhill to the current location, known colloquially as the foot of 'Coffee Hill'. It is painted in yellow (holy colour of Malay) but has features that remind us of Chinese temple, such as a pair of lanterns, bronze censers for Jade Emperor and main deity, moon blocks, joss stick, joss paper burner, oil lamp, donation box, altars, medium's table and chair.
On the main altar is a barbie doll to represent the German Girl and a host of things one would find on a girl's dressing table (lipstick, nail polish, perfume, powder, hair spray, brush, face cream, necklace, flower, etc). Below the main altar is a stone that came from the spot where her corpse was found, which has been kept to remember her.


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  Deities 神明
Main Deity 主神/佛
Datuk Gu Niang 拿督姑娘Other temples with this as main deity

Other Deities 众神/佛
Activities 活动
庚子(鼠)年七月初一日 : 拿督姑娘圣诞
Lunar: 1st of 8th mth - Birthday of Datuk Gu Niang

  Contact Information 联络资讯
Address: South West of Pulau Ubin, Changi, Singapore

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