Chee Tong Temple, which is located along Hougang Avenue 3, was completed in 1987. During its construction, the architects underwent regular consultations with the temple’s deities through mediums to seek divine inputs on the building design. As a result, the architects deliberately excluded sharp corners which are considered to be inauspicious. In addition, the apex of the temple’s roof is designed in a series of eight-sided prisms, evoking the lotus, which is the symbol of purity in Chinese culture.
When the temple was finally competed in 1987, more than 3,000 people turned up for the inauguration ceremony. Besides its outstanding architecture, the temple is also known for its charitable work, especially among the elderly and poor.
From National Monuments to memories of diverse communities who call Hougang home, these three thematic trails are designed to bring you on a journey of discovery. Explore Hougang beyond its modern housing estates, trace its stories through its built heritage, and get to know how it transformed from kampongs into the suburb it is today.
Explore the Suggested Short Trail Routes:
- Landmarks of Hougang, 1 hour with public transport
- Architectural Gems, 1 hour 45 min with public transport
- Institutions of Service, 1 hour 30 min with public transport
Trail Booklet and Trail Maps
- Hougang Heritage Trail Booklet
- Hougang Heritage Trail Map - English
- Hougang Heritage Trail Map - Chinese
- Hougang Heritage Trail Map - Malay
- Hougang Heritage Trail Map - Tamil