However, the effects of weathering and termite infestation once again took its toll. A ground-breaking ceremony was officiated by The Ngee Ann Kongsi on 11th September 2011 and restoration works commenced on 8th February 2012. In an effort to restore the Temple to its former glory, local consultants and craftsmen from the Chaoshan region in China were brought in to work on the restoration of the roof, boundary wall, murals, timber carvings, ceramic ornamentations, dragon and tiger walls, amongst others. A grand ceremony to mark the completion of the restoration was officiated by Minister for Trade & Industry, Mr Lim Hng Kiang on 31st March 2014.
The restored temple was conferred the “2014 Unesco Asia Pacific Award” on 3rd September 2014. The awards programme recognises the effort of private individuals and organisations that have successfully restored and conserved structures and buildings of heritage value in the region. Yueh Hai Ching temple also garnered the Urban Redevelopment Authority Architectural Heritage Awards that recognizes owners and professionals in the restoration of monuments to their former glory.
Open daily, including public holidays
8am – 5pm
Important praying events and dates at Yueh Hai Ching Temple
22 February 2016 (15th of 1st Lunar month) : Yuan Xiao Jie
9 April 2016 (3rd of 3rd Lunar month) : Birthday of Xuan Tian Shang Di
29 April 2016 (23rd of 3rd Lunar month) : Birthday of Mazu
15 August 2016 (15th of 7th Lunar month) : Seventh Lunar Month Prayers
23 November 2016 (24th of 10th Lunar month) : Thanksgiving
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