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Scroll presented to Thian Hock Keng by the Guangxu Emperor

c. 1907

National Heritage Board, Singapore

National Heritage Board, Singapore
Singapore, Singapore

The significance of Thian Hock Keng to the Chinese community in Singapore was recognized by the Chinese court, which in 1907 presented the temple with this scroll and a plaque.

Both are inscribed 波靖南溟 bo jing nan ming, which can be translated as “tranquillity of the South Seas”.

Details

  • Title: Scroll presented to Thian Hock Keng by the Guangxu Emperor
  • Date Created: c. 1907
  • Location: China
  • Medium: Ink on silk
  • Credit Line: Gift of Thian Hock Keng Temple, Collection of National Museum of Singapore

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