Siew Temple, 1886
temple dedicated to the Chinese deity Kwan Ti (God
of War & Literature). Two stone lions guard the
entrance to this colourful building. At the lobby,
the altar on the right is to Man Cheung (God of
Examinations and Fate), and on the left, to the God
for the Elderly. In the main hall at the rear, the
central altar is devoted to Kwan Ti. Worshippers
bring offerings of flowers and oranges, and light
joss sticks or incense for the gods, Fortune Tellers
are also on duty just before the main entrance, in
case you wish to know your future fate.
Association was established in 1886 by migrants from
Guangdong Province in China, mainly from the
prefectures Kwong Foo and Siew Foo, hence the name
Kwong Siew. The Association building was constructed
in 1888 by artisans from China and restored in 1995.
It incorporates a Taoist temple dedicated to the
Chinese deity Kwan Ti (God of War and Literature).
Two stone lions guard the entrance to this building.
The fish on the entrance gate represent abundance.
Kwan Ti is flanked on the right by Thai Swee
(Guardian of the Year) and Kuan Yin (Goddess of
Mercy). The left altar is to Choi Sen (God of
Wealth) and the Tiger God.