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German Girl Shrine, Pulau Ubin

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The German Girl Shrine is a shrine on the island of Pulau Ubin in Singapore. It marks the site of the burial of an unknown 18-year-old girl who died on the island in 1914 after falling from a cliff while fleeing from British forces who sought to detain a number of German nationals then resident on the island. Her body was recovered and interred in an urn on the site by Chinese workers, and a makeshift shrine structure was built. The site was visited frequently by gamblers who thought the spirit of the girl would bring them good luck. A permanent structure was erected in 1974 by a company carrying out quarrying on the island. Quarrying has since ceased, and the shrine is now within Ketam Mountain Bike Park. Visitors often leave offerings, including makeup and Barbie dolls, at the site.
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  • In my opinion, this is certainly a spot that deserves a visit. It is better to take a bike to visit this spot as it is not in the immediate vicinity of the Pulau Ubin jetty. The story goes that...  more »
  • I agree with Ms takumi Hirohito. If u visit the Great wall of China without studying the wall's history or significance in the earlier years, the wall will be some granite stones. The humble temple....  more »
  • Peaceful and serene place
  • I did a project on this shrine. Location is not very accessible and can only be reached by bicycle. Very interesting backstory and offerings on display.

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