Saturday, March 15, 2008

Loyang Tua Pek Kong

Loyang Tua Pek Kong temple has moved to a new location 2km down the road from its old address. Click here for the new location

The old location was just next to the sea while the new location is opposite Loyang Valley.

For first-timers to the temple, please do not rely on your hardcopy of the street directories for the location of the temple if your street directory was published in early 07. You would be directed to the temple’s old location and be disappointed when you arrive since the temple has already moved, though just recently on 3 Aug 2007.

Loyang Tua Pek Kong is a unique Chinese temple as you can find a Natoh Kong and a Hindu temple in it besides Tua Pek Kong (and others Chinese deities). A little bit about its history is that someone found some statues washed to the shore years ago. Therefore, he decided to built a small shrine for it. Among those statues is Hindu God, therefore Hindu temple inside Loyang Tua Pek Kong. As time passed by, devotees to this shrine increases. Thus, it becomes a big temple nowadays.

There are major celebrations such as the Jiu Weng Ye’s celebrations celebrated at the temple at certain periods of the year.

And for tonight (15 March 08), there was a huge celebration attended by hundreds of followers, guests, with guest of honours including Minister of Defence Teo Chee Hean and MPs: Indranee, Teo Ser Luck, Charles Chong, Michael Palmer, Penny Low and Chan Soo Seng.There was a host of variety shows and singings by singers such as the popular Wong Qian Yu.

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