Saturday, October 13, 2007

Sending off Jade Emperor

Sending off the Jade Emperor is also the time when all devotees of the temple would come together to participate in the sending off. Today, devotees from as young as less than a year to as old as 100 years old turned up to join in the sending off.

A young but very good kimkor (golden drum) troupe was on hand to provide the necessary percussions to accompany the medium in trance as Sian Chye Ya (Shan Cai Tong Zi).

After the sending off, the entourage walked around the "kampong" of Bukit Merah View with a visit to the nearby Lei Yin Temple (dedicated to Xi Tian Niang Niang) before returning back to the tentage. Accompanying the entourage were lions (two pairs), dragon and a set of Green Lions too.

Grand Dinner at Heng Kang Tian

Tonight, 12 Oct 07 (9M2), Heng Kang Tian has its grand dinner where devotees, friends and supporters gathered together, in community spirit, to enjoy food and drinks and raise funds for the temple. As is typical of most dinners, auctions of items contributed by devotees were held in the midst of the dinner.

Many supporters bidded for th numerous items contributed by supporters and devotees as well. In the excitement to get the item being auctions, offers came in fast and furious. All in fun and friendly rivalry and in support of the temple.

The dinner represented devotees from more than 3 generations. It was a tight-knitted community, although they might no longer be staying in the same kampung, they still come each time each year to meet up and to keep the community spirits alive!

Celebrations in honour of Xuan Tian Shang Di

From 9M1 to 9M4, Heng Kang Tian celebrates in honour of Xuan Tian Shang Di.

For this celebration, the event is being held at Bukit Merah View, Blk.123. On the night of 11Oct (9M1), Shan Cai Tong Zi arrived to "an" (setup) the tentage. Many devotees were also present to consult Shan Cai Tiong Zi.