Posted by: hyacinthus | September 26, 2007

Thian Hock Keng

When we were in primary school, Grandma used to bring us to Thian Hock Keng Temple, the oldest and most important Hokkien temple in Singapore, to pray to the Confucius before start of each school year so that we will do well in our studies. We were not the only ones. Beginning of each year, the temple would always be crowded with parents and their school-going children wanting to do well in the new year.

I wonder if this is still practised now?



  1. Great pictures!

    Yes, grandmas still bring their grandchildren to Thian Hock Keng. On this Sunday, 7 Oct 07, the temple will be conducting rituals in honour of Confucius. At 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm, there will be a ritual performance.

  2. great pictures. very well taken!

  3. thanks Victor and Chan!

    Rituals? What do they do at the rituals?

  4. Love to see your follow up report on the 7th Oct celebration.

    Many thanks.

  5. erm… I’m sorry to disappoint you. Went to pick up my parents from airport at 3am this morning… was too beat to go…

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