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 “A culture without a sense of collective memory does not exist – Kent Neo, 12 Jan 2007

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 An interview session at Ban Siew San Temple


Passion for the Past

Seek out the past, with an eye on the future 

Book launch of ‘Stories of Fook Tet Soo Temple’ 

East or West, where do you stand?

Group seeks to preserve 187-year-old Taoist temple

Secret societies and Chinese businesses  (English pdf)

Youths make trips to embrace lifestyle of immigrant ancestors  

Visitors flock to temple’s old tree 

Race to save oldest Chinese tombs here 

Surge of interest in Hokkien Clan Group

Work on S’pore’s cultural image to attract top dollar

MM Lee : S’pore culture unlikely to emerge

Be yourself, don’t be swarmed by globalization

Dialect has made Singapore Chinese culture rich 


Ying Fo Fui Kun, 1822 

Palmer Road Tua Pek Kong, 1844

Tong Xian Tng, 1870

Former Courtyard House of Tan Yeok Nee (Chinese pdf)


Lessons from the Royal Plaques

The story of the oldest Chinese Tombs in Singapore

Ming and Qing Antique Furniture Joinery


The Last Rites of the Wu Lou

Hokkien Orchestral Concert at Thian Hock Keng

Nan Yin – a Historical Perspective 

Taiwanese Opera in Singapore 

City-God Worship and Chinese Feudal Hierarchies


The Oldest Clanshouse in Singapore

Beautiful Memories of Jalan Lim Tai See

Good Bye, Little Red Wu Lou

Childhood days in Margaret Drive

Bintong Park

A Visit to Waterloo Kuan Yin Temple

Email converstations between two ‘Lao-Hokkien’


1. wilson - December 19, 2006

hi folks,

during one of my recent sintua visit, happen to hear from some elders about this temple(no longer around) at queen street. their main god is lord guan. wonder if anyone here have more information about this temple. thanks.

2. kentneo - November 7, 2007

Great site on Chinese opera performances by various dialect groups

3. Shao Hongxi Singapore - February 26, 2008

I am impressed by your enthusiasm and initiatives. Like you, I am totally committed to doing something to preserve and promote the appreciation of Chinese culture. By the way, you are cordially invited to visit my amateurish blogs. Please give me your comments and suggestions so that I can improve further. Happy to be linked to your blog. Thank you. Shao Hongxi Singapore

4. Kat - September 20, 2008

Hi Kent,

I came across your site while doing some research on my family tree. So much history on your site. Kudos to you!

Do you know whether Ling Chi Xing Gong is the only temple on Truro Road? If it is, the architect could be my grandfather 😉

5. A-ki - December 26, 2008

Hi, I am wondering if there is a way to learn dialects like Hakka or a website to exchange and share our own studies in Dialect. For the last 6 months, I have been asking people (really ask a lot of people I know, some whom only just met me on how do you say “dragonfly” in Hakka). I chanced this web site by accident; hoping to learn and enrich my own cultural experience.

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