Sunday, January 29, 2006

Welcome to my blog!

Thank you for visiting this blog on the History and Architecture of Chinese Temples in Singapore. I have uploaded pictures of about 47 historic Chinese temples & buildings on this blog todate. Please go to the various monthly archives to see the entire collection. For a list of old temples to visit in Singapore, click on the December 2004 archive. If you have any other juicy info about any temples, please leave your data on the comments at the end of each article. I update these pages when I am free and in the mood, so do drop by once in a while to see updates. Happy templing !

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Temple visits for 2006

'Gong Xi Fa Cai' to readers of this blog. With the start of a brand new Lunar year, here are some of the buildings that I will be visiting this year. Those interested can write in to me and we can arrange a date to do the 'templing' together! Here's the list:-

Temples in Penang - Meetup with Mr Tan Yeow Hooi, Ronni Pinsler

Historic cemeteries of Perak - Meetup with Ah Q the grave digger

Johor - Johor's oldest temple opposite Indian temple - photoshoots & curry fish-head with tau-ki

Buildings in Singapore - Tong Xian Tng (Devonshire rd), Yin Foh Kuan(Commonwealth), Balestier Tua Pek Kong, Telok Blangah Tua Pek Kong, House of Tan Yeok Nee , Thong Chai Medical Hall

For those of you wondering what to do during this Chinese New Year holidays, go to Thian hock Keng on the eve at around 11pm to do the tradition of offering of the 1st incense of the year(no crowds here) or go to Shuanglin Monastery to hear the 108 soundings of the gong. These activities will ensure that you get lots and lots of luck this year!

May all have peace and harmony in the new Lunar Year :)

Kent Neo, 25 January 2006