As part of the Heritage Festival 2014, Dr Yeo Kang Shua led a group to Yueh Hai Ching temple at Philip Street. The temple, Singapore's oldest Teochew temple, underwent a 5-year restoration work which costs $7.5 million. Dr Yeo is the architectural conservator of the project and gave insights into the restoration works.
Detailed research and immaculate work returned the temple to its former glory. One could not but be amazed by the porcelain figurines on the temple roof. Piece by piece, craftsmen from China put together the 120 colourful ceramic figurines depicting scenes from Chinese classics such as the Three Kingdoms.