Source of Roof Tile: Memorial Hall of the Mother of Confucius

Gan Clan Singapore

Gan Heritage Centre

Gan Heritage Centre
Singapore, Singapore

A memorial hall was built in memory of Confucius’ mother in a manor at Yan Mu Mall. The memorial hall, which has grey clay roof tiles, was built in 1493 AD. There is a main entrance leading to 3 secondary halls that are surrounded by a walled boundary.

Confucius was China’s greatest philosopher, thinker and educator. The Yan family played a significant role in the education and upbringing of Confucius before he was sanctified a Sage. It is no exaggeration to state that Confucius mother’s great influence had contributed to the latter’s journey to becoming great Sage. She was bestowed the title of Mother of Sage (Sheng Mu or Yan Mu).

When Confucius was 17, his mother died and his maternal grandfather Yan Xiang took over the role as the educator of young Confucius. His relentless efforts in educating and guiding his grandson enabled Confucius to create a legacy of learning.

If you have the chance to visit Yan Mu Hall, you will feel the presence of Confucius in this revered place.


  • Title: Source of Roof Tile: Memorial Hall of the Mother of Confucius
  • Creator: Gan Clan Singapore
  • Chapter: China Chapter

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