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