Nestled in a housing estate in Toa Payoh is Singapore’s oldest Buddhist monastery, Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery. It is the only monastery in Singapore to be gazetted a national monument due to its historical value where its buildings are built with a unique blend of Fuzhou, Quanzhou, Zhangzhou & Chaozhou architectural style.
Tau Sar Piah is a very popular local pastry in Singapore. Tasty green bean paste wrapped in thin and flaky crust that is baked to a pretty golden hue. The pastry usually comes in three different flavours.
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (also known as Wan Qing Yuan 晚晴园) is the abode and revolutionary base of Dr Sun Yat Sen (孙中山), the founding father of Republican China, while he lived in Singapore in 1906. The revolutionary footstep of Dr Sun is well documented here.
In Singapore, there are many temples which are predominantly Buddhist, Taoist or Hindus. A Burmese Buddhist temple is very rare. In fact, many locals don’t even knew it existed. The Maha Sasana Ramsi Burmese Buddhist Temple was built in 1875.
Chinese New Year (more appropriately called the Lunar New Year) is normally celebrated around late January or in the month of February, depending on the solar calendar each year. The celebration lasts for 15 days.