Monday, October 24, 2005

Shi Niu Dong 石牛洞

This Shi Niu Dong 石牛洞 temple started 17 years ago with its main Deities being Fa Zhu Gong San Gong San Sheng Jun 法主公三公三圣君 - Zhang Gong Sheng Jun 张公圣君 (black face), Xiao Gong Sheng Jun 萧公圣君 (green face), and Hong Gong Sheng Jun 洪公圣君 (red face). Zhang Gong Sheng Jun is also known to the Hokkien as Huat Chu Kong.

The 23rd of the 7th Chinese Lunar Month is the birthday of Huat Chu Kong.

There is another Deity in this temple, Bei Ji Fa Zhu 北極法主. This Deity has a horn on his forehead.

Ack: Shi Niu Dong temple
Tel: 6746 2726

Consultation Address: No.33 Geylang Lorong 24, Singapore 398633
Consultation Time: Every Friday 8.00pm onwards
Every Sunday 2.00pm onwards
Handphone: 9632 9902

Friday, October 21, 2005

Xuan Jiang Dian 玄江殿

Said to have started its sintua in Amoy St, this sintua moved with the family to Bukit Merah View. Now, it is placed in a quiet neighbourhood in Jalan Rama Rama, off Balestier Road. The sintua has just celebrated its 35th anniversary on the 3rd of the 9th Lunar Month, the birthday of Xuan Tian Shang Di 玄天上帝, popularly known to the Hokkien as Siong Te Kong.

In this celebration, the temple has consecrated five huge statues of the Deities, the biggest being that of Xuan Tian Shang Di, a very much revered Diety amongst the Chinese Taoist population in Singapore.

The medium of this temple normally go into trance representing Shan Cai Tong Zi 善才童子 (Sian Chye Ya in Hokkien), but occasionally Siong Te Gong might come.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Ming Feng Tan 鸣凤坛

Situated in the heartlands of Bukit Ho Swee, this Ming Feng Tan 鸣凤坛 sintua's main Deity is Kong Teck Choon Ong (Hokkien) [Guang Ze Zun Wang 广泽尊王] whose birthday falls on 22nd of the 2nd and 8th Lunar Month. There are also other Deities.

During festivities, which is normally held on the week of 22nd of 8th Lunar Month, the medium would go into trance, representing either the Tiong Tua Guan Shuay (Hokkien) [Zhong Tan Yuan Shuai 中坛元帥] or Tua Ya Peh (Da Ye Bo 大爷伯].