Cheng Huang Temple


The Cheng Huang Temple is constantly buzzing with locals paying their respects. Dedicated to a god who administers justice in the netherworld (must explain the crowd), the atmospheric interior of the 1912 structure soars up to red- and ochre-hued ceiling, thick beams stained with decades of incense smoke. Next door is the awe-inspiring Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery, with majestic halls and a seven-storey pagoda.

The monastery and temple are about a 1km walk east of Toa Payoh MRT station.