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Chinese New Year 2008

The history of Shuang Lin Monastery is best appreciated against the backdrop of global development’s impact on Singapore’s history. This approach allows us to understand how macro historical developments unfold locally and the ways in which they left an imprint in the history or material culture of the monastery.

The Shuang Lin Monastery came into being as a result of social and political forces set in motion at the global stage; colonization, rise of plantation economy, gun boat diplomacy, Opium War, and mass Chinese migration.