Nagore Durgha and Thian Hock Keng

Nagore Durgha, seen on the right of the picture, is a Muslim shrine bulit between 1828 and 1830 by South Indian Muslims. Erected along Telok Ayer Street to commemorate the visit of a holy man - Shahul Hamid Nagore - to the area, this shrine is easily recognised by its distinct fluted Corinthian pillars. Just a few steps away is the Chinese temple, Thian Hock Keng, built by Fujian Chinese immigrants in the early 19th century to worship Tianhou, the Goddess of the Sea whom they believed had granted their safe passage to Singapore.