The temple was founded in 1904 by a Reverend Swee Oi from Quanzhou, China. It was founded by a Buddhist monk although the temple is more Taoist in nature. It can be considered as a syncretic temple, which is quite common in the Chinese temples in the early days of Singapore. He performed religious rites for early Chinese coolies living in Tanjong Pagar. Upon the monk's death in 1953, the grounds were passed on to his disciples. The temple worships the City God. According to Chinese beliefs, the City God guards the city from evil. Devotees come to the temple to pray for the country's peace and prosperity, for the triumph over evil and for the good health of all. The City God rewards good deeds and punishes the evil ones. He also has the responsibility to guide souls of the dead to the underworld. His temple has ben and continues to be a place of solace for its many devotees. This temple is also well known as the temple where ghost-marriages are arranged. According to sources, sometimes, a family member of a deceased relative (single who died young) might have a dream about being requested to arrange a marriage for the deceased. Seng Wong Beo Temple is on Peck Seah Street; is near Choon Guan Street; is near Tras Street; is near Gopeng Street; is near Wallich Road; is near Anson Road; is near Parsi Road; is near Tanjong Pagar Road; Seng Wong Beo Temple is geographically located at latitude(1.2758 degrees) 1° 16' 32" North of the Equator and longitude (103.8447 degrees) 103° 50' 40" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Singapore or JB.
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Amara Hotel 0.2km, M Hotel 0.2km, Berjaya Hotel 0.4km, are places to stay (hotel, service apartment, inn) located near Seng Wong Beo Temple.
Amara Shopping Centre 0.2km, International Plaza 0.2km, Tanjong Pagar Plaza 0.2km, are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Seng Wong Beo Temple.
Nei Xue Tang Museum 0.4km, Smith Pagoda Temple Streets 0.8km, Custom Harbor Front (old) 1.2km, are places of interest (attraction) located near Seng Wong Beo Temple.
Telok Ayer Performing Arts Centre 0.4km, Moral Childcare Centre 0.8km, Marketing Institute of Singapore 1.3km, are places of learning (school, college, university) located near Seng Wong Beo Temple.
South Quay Viaduct Park 0.4km, Duxton Plain Park 0.5km, Park along Amoy Street 0.7km, are parks, playgrounds, open fields or commons located near Seng Wong Beo Temple.
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