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Po Chiak Keng

Po Chiak Keng (bao chi gong), also known as Tan Si Chong Su (chen shi zong ci), was founded as an ancestral temple for Tan clansmen from Fujian, China . In later years clansmen of Hu, Yao, Yuan, Tian, Sun, Lu and Yu were also admitted because they share the same ancestor as Tan, which was Emperor Shun.
A stele was erected in 1878 to commemorate the founding of the temple, which lists Tan Kim Ching and Tan Beng Swee as directors, Tan Tye and Tan Kim Tian as deputy directors. Besides the directors, prominent donors include Tan Quee Lan and Tan Keong Saik.
In 1883 two new wings were added to Po Chiak Keng, and the donors include Tan Kim Tian and Tan Quee Lan. Between 1889 and 1962 Po Chiak School occupied the 2 new wings.
Po Chiak Keng was renovated in 1926, 1966 and 2004. In the 1926 renovation Tan Kah Kee, Tan Boo Liat, Tan Soo Bee and Tan Lark Sye were among the donors, and Tan Ean Kiam was leading the temple.
There is a bell in the temple that was made in England in 1880, believed to be the oldest bell in a Singapore temple.
Tan Po Chiak Keng is one of the few temples that is opened 24 hours for prayer. The others are Chong Ghee Temple, Jurong Hong San See, Sembawang God of Wealth Temple and Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple

Tan Kim Ching, the eldest son of Tan Tock Seng, was the Kapitan China of the Straits Chinese community. His tomb can be found in Bukit Brown Cemetery. Tan Beng Swee, son of Tan Kim Seng, served as Justice of Peace. He was buried in Malacca.

Po Chiak Keng Temple
The temple in 1909 (source: NAS)

保赤宫是少数开放24小时让信徒上香的庙。另外几间是万兴山崇义庙, 裕廊凤山寺, 三巴旺财神庙 and 洛陽大伯公宫
  Deities 神明
Main Deity 主神/佛
Kai Zhang Sheng Wang 开漳圣王Other temples with this as main deity

Other Deities 众神/佛
Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy/Compassion) 观音
Guan Di (civil) 文关帝
Guan Di (martial) 武关帝
Jade Emperor (Yu Huang Da Di) 玉皇大帝
Mazu (Goddess of the Sea) 妈祖
Ji Gong
Tai Sui
Monkey King
Sixty Tai Sui 六十太岁
Zhang Gong Sheng Jun 张公圣君 (法主公)
Confucius 孔子
Sun God (Tai Yang Xing Jun) 太阳星君
Moon Goddess (Tai Yin Xing Jun) 太阴星君
Dou Mu 斗母
Tua Pek Kong (Da Bo Gong) 大伯公
Five Tiger Gods 五虎大将军
Zhao Gong Ming (Martial God of Wealth) 赵公明 (武财神)
Qian Li Yan (Long distance vision)
Activities 活动
庚子(鼠)年二月十五日 : 开漳圣王圣诞
Lunar: 15th of 2nd mth - Birthday of Kai Zhang Sheng Wang

  Contact Information 联络资讯
Address: 15 Magazine Road, Singapore
Tel: 6533 2880

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