Wak Hai Cheng Bio
- About the Author
Wak Hai Cheng Bio: A Dialogue between Architecture and History documents the full-scale restoration of Singapore’s oldest Teochew temple as well as national monument - Wak Hai Cheng Bio (also known as Yueh Hai Ching Temple), carried out between 2010 to 2014. This firsthand account of the restoration offers a view of the temple’s history through close examination of its physical fabric. It is further illustrated with a discourse on nine architectural trades, materials and/or crafts: tile, timber, plaster, brick, stone, relief fresco, clay ornament, ceramic ornament and paint.
「… 這本粵海清廟的修護紀錄寫得極為深入，我細讀之後，深深可以聽到建築演奏出來的樂章。… 」
Yeo Kang Shua 楊茳善 is an Associate Professor of Architectural History, Theory and Criticism at Singapore University of Technology and Design - Architecture and Sustainable Design. Over the years, he has made extensive research as well as participated in the full restoration and conservation of Yueh Hai Ching Temple. As an author, his contributions can be read in selected chapters of: Find Your Place in History: City Centre – Architecture lost and found, and Before It All Goes: Architecture from Singapore’s Early Independence Years.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 320
Year Published: 2020