Thursday, December 31, 2009

Chinese New Year Part 2 - Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple

To all my blog readers, I wish all of you a Happy New Year!

Chinese New Year is not just about buying stuff. It is also time to get together with family and give thanks to the gods for such a good year and hope for a better year ahead.

One of the most famous (yet not so well-known to tourist) is the Loyang "Da Bo Gong" Temple at Loyang.

Inside the temple, one can find gods from Taoist, Hindu and Muslim religion. To me this example perfectly reflect the multi-racial aspect of Singapore. Its proof that different religions can exist under one roof.

History state that the temple was found base on a few abandon idols dump under a tree (the idols are found to be from different religion). One kind hearted soul took pity on the idols and build a roof over them. Over time, the shed was enlarge again and again till it become what you see today.

Take a look at the rich decoration of the temple in the pictures below.

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entrance to Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple
big golden coin with 4D number written on it
Above:- Hopefuls writing down their lucky 4D numbers on the tael
Below:- Free food given out on a Sunday
Free meal on Sunday for all
group photo from Alexandar Hospital
different races praying to different religion gods in the same temple
Above:- Taoist Gods
Below:- Hindu Gods
Hindu Gods
Indian and Chinese folding incense paper together
Above: Indians and Chinese folding incense paper for burning.
writing 4D number again