Thursday, March 22, 2012

Telok Ayer Street


These pictures were taken by me when I had the opportunity to go to Singapore.  We went to the oldest and most important Hokkien temple located in the Chinatown area named Thain Hock Keng Temple.  When we visited, this national monument was decorated for Chinese New Year with bright red lanterns.  Nonetheless, it was still a very solemn place with so much history. 
kumquat trees inside the temple 
lion statue guarding the temple
red lanterns for the holiday
fire for the deities
red lantern with jade pendant
door god painting

22 comments:

Bows and Sparrows said...

These are awesome photos. Thanks for sharing!

Patty Baker said...

These are beautiful, Christine. They really capture the place, bring back memories of the early 70's when we were in Singapore. Thank you for posting them!

LyddieGal said...

your photos are beautiful, and it sounds like it was an amazing trip.
it's so great to be able to travel the world. I need to do it more.
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Bonnie said...

Everything looks so gorgeous! I love traveling.

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HailesHeartsFashion said...

Wow beautiful pictures :) I especially love the red lanterns! Looks like an amazing trip. Where would be your ideal place to travel to?

Hailes<3

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh it's so beautiful there! :)
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christine said...

Thanks Erin...and thanks for stopping by

christine said...

Thanks Patty I am happy that you like them... There's actually more coming because I took so many pictures I have to break it down to each place we went to.

christine said...

Thank you Lyddie. I am hoping to go somewhere this year, but we shall see

christine said...

Thanks Bonnie!

christine said...

Thanks Hailes!! Yea, I love how the red lantern pictures came out too.
It was definitely a great trip - more pictures to come! Oh man that's a tough question to answer because I am the type that would like to go anywhere at least once, see sights, taste the food, drink some wine, etc. I haven't even seen all of the United States yet!! I'd like to do that or even where I was born in the Philippines - there's the rest of the country where I've never been to... oh man I can go on and on Hailes!! lol

christine said...

Definitely Meg... Such a beautiful small country..and clean!!! soooo clean!!!

Megha Varshini said...

Beautiful photos.. especially the lattern photos.
love
megha
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Hogger and Co. said...

Those are gorgeous; what a spectacular temple! The detail in that door painting is amazing. Looking forward to your Boston visist!

christine said...

Thanks Megha for stopping by...more pictures to come

christine said...

Thank you Smita! I have so many pictures to go through from my trip... you actually inspired me to start posting them! Can't wait for Boston either!

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Laura Go said...

these are such gorgeous photos. those kumquats look so enticing!
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christine said...

Thanks for stopping by :)

christine said...

Thanks Laura. Yes they definitely were enticing, just wanted to pick one off the branches.. but I didn't..Thanks for stopping by :)

Christine said...

i love these beautiful pics.
and your blog too :)

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Alex Elizabeth said...

What an amazing experience! I'd love to go there. I always get such a feeling of peace when I visit temples.

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