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Ying Fo Fui Kun is a Hakka clan association in downtown Singapore. It is based at its clan temple which is located at the junction of Telok Ayer Street with Cross Street, between Chinatown and the Financial District, within Singapore's Central Business District. The Cross Street Viaduct is just beside the clan temple.

Ying Fo Fui Kun, SingaporeYing Fo Fui Kun, Singapore
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Ying Fo Fui Kun is the oldest clan association in Singapore. it was established in around 1822, just a few years after the British port settlement was established. An interesting aspect about the association was that, at the time of its founding, the clan temple faces directly the shoreline. From the temple itself, one can have an uninterrupted view of the sea.

Since then, successive land reclamations have extended the shoreline of Singapore outwards. Today there is no view of the sea from Ying Fo Fui Kun. The clan temple building is two storeys in height.On the ground floor are meeting and administrative rooms, while on the upper floor is the temple proper, with altar to the clan patron deity, Guan Ti, the god of war, who is an embodiment of courage and loyalty, characteristics held in high esteem by the Hakka immigrants in Singapore.

Ying Fo Fui Kun was gazetted a national monument on 18 December, 1998.

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