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Singapore Biennale

Singapore / City Tour / Thian Hock Keng

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Main entrance





The high doorstep has a dual function: it forces those who want to enter the Temple to humbly bow and look downwards and secondly it literally functions as a threshold for wandering ghosts, who tend to shuffle and would thus trip over the obstacle.

However, prosaic sources reveal that the high threshold merely served as a means of flood protection.


© Photo: Haupt & Binder


Singapore / City Tour / Thian Hock Keng