Friday, November 18, 2005

Xuan Sheng Tan 玄圣坛

Xuan Sheng Tan is dedicated to the Monkey God. The medium, representing the Monkey God, is indeed a very charismatic one when in trance and well known to the sintua people. When he twirls his metal pole or walk, it is almost like what one sees in a Chinese Opera.

At its last celebration on the 10th of September (7th of 8th Chinese Lunar Calendar) - the Monkey God's birthday is 16th of the 8th Lunar Month - held at Bukit Purmei park, it was a grand affair with many new Lions (Lion Dance), Green Lions, Dragons and KongKuan (Chinese Drum, Gongs and Cymbal Troupe).