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Of Rites and Rituals: Kwong Wai Siew Pek San Theng

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Kwong Wai Siew Peck San Theng 广惠肇碧山亭

50 Bishan Lane

Singapore, 579847

Singapore

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Visit little-known places of worship, observe their rituals and cultural practices and partake in their traditional meals!

About this Event

Every F1 season, we see 10 religious leaders standing along the F1 track to bless the road. People can typically identify these religious leaders - such as the Christian bishop and Catholic ‘Father’, or the Buddhist monk. But there are religions and faiths in Singapore that are less-heard of, though they are celebrated by some of our local communities. We will be visiting their sacred sites and places of worship.

About Kwong Wai Siew Pek San Theng

The current Peck San Theng complex was built in the 1980s on land leased by the government, and rehouses the old Guanyin and Tua Pek Kong Temples of the old village, as well as a main administrative building that functioned similarly to the old village hall. The old Peck San Theng Cemetary was built in 1870 and supported the community of Kampong San Theng. In 1973, government directives to close the cemetery and stop burials were passed down. The graves were exhumed, cremated, and stored in the newly constructed columbarium, designed in a strikingly modernist fashion by architect Tay Kheng Soon, who also designed Golden Mile Complex. A heritage gallery which documents the experiences of the old kampong was inaugurated in 2018.

Details of the Programme

  • Language: English & Mandarin
  • Dates:
    • 5 Dec (Sat) 4-6pm (English)
    • 12 Dec (Sat) 4-6pm (English)
    • 19 Dec(Sat) 4-6pm (English)
    • 19 Dec (Sat) 10am-12pm (Mandarin)
  • Meeting place: 50 Bishan Lane, Singapore 579847 (Nearest MRT Station: Bishan MRT Station)
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the stated meeting time for registration and temperature taking. Our facilitators will be wearing our event t-shirt.
  • Parking is available at Pek San Theng
  • Venue is not wheel-chair accessible
  • The event will proceed rain or shine.

What to bring?

  • Dress respectfully in smart casual (i.e. collared shirt, long pants and covered shoes). Strictly no sleeveless attire, shorts/miniskirts or sandals allowed
  • Wear a mask.
  • Please travel light, as there will not be lockers to store large belongings
  • Bring along hand sanitisers, an umbrella and a bottle of water
  • Asthmatic individuals are encouraged to bring their inhaler.
  • Participants will be denied entry if they dress inappropriately.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

  • All participants must wear a mask.
  • All participants must complete the Safe Entry, health declaration and temperature taking before the event.

Instructions for Participants

  • Participants must abide by the house rules set out by the host (eg. out-of-bound areas, use of toilet). Facilitators will brief participants before the start of the programme.
  • In lieu of the recent COVID19, participants will be required to take their temperatures and submit a health declaration form for contact tracing. Please do not attend the event should you feel unwell.
  • There will be no refund if you wish to cancel your tickets.
  • By agreeing to participate in the activity, participants will be responsible for any injury, loss or damage due to negligence of other actions on his/her part or that of children under his/her charge.
  • It is compulsory for a parent/guardian to accompany any child of or under the age of 12 children under his/her charge.

For updates:

  • Visit www.mycommunityfestival.sg for updates.
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Kwong Wai Siew Peck San Theng 广惠肇碧山亭

50 Bishan Lane

Singapore, 579847

Singapore

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Refund Policy

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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