With a history of over 150 years, Sar Kong Mun San Fook Tuck Chee is one of the oldest temples in Singapore. To mark the 150th anniversary of the historic temple, there will be a three-day celebration open to public participation. First to kick off is a cultural workshop on 10 Sep 2016 which will cover the history and culture of Tu Di Ye Ye – the God of the Earth, and the role it plays among the local communities in South East Asia.

Straw Fire Dragon Dance

Event Dates: 8 to 11 September 2016

Programme Highlights:

9 Sep 6pm – Ribbon cutting of “Sar Kong village” heritage exhibition

10 Sep 9.30am – A keynote workshop of Tu Di Ye Ye (a God of Taoist) the God of earth. Speeches are given by four Honoured prestigious Lecturers from Singapore, China, Malaysia

10 Sep evening – Crossing bridge for devotees

11 Sep morning – Mid autumn celebration cum elderly luncheon

On 11 Sep 2016, the public will be in for a visual treat with the performance of the spectacular Fire-Dragon Dance by the Sar Kong Mun San Fook Tuck Chee Lion Dance Troupe, the only one of its kind in Singapore. Plaited from straw, the performance will see the dragon be filled with lit joss sticks making grand and graceful moves in smoke, as if the mythological creature had really descended from heaven.

Tu Di Ye Ye – the God of the Earth
Date: 10 September 2016
Time: 9.30am – 12pm

Taking centre stage of this talk is none other than Tu Di Ye Ye – the God of the Earth, one of the most frequently worshipped amongst all the deities. The cultural workshop aims to discuss the rationale behind the worship of the God of the Earth, covering the history and culture of the God of the Earth, and the role it plays among the local communities in South East Asia.

Straw Fire Dragon Dance
Date: 11 September 2016
Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Be in for a visual treat with the performance of the spectacular Fire-Dragon Dance by the Sar Kong Mun San Fook Tuck Chee Lion Dance Troupe, the only one of its kind in Singapore. Plaited from straw, the performance will see the dragon be filled with lit joss sticks making gracious moves in smoke, as if the mythological creature had really descended from heaven.

45 metres long, with 13 parts and weighing 100kg, the fire dragon requires a total of 80kg of straw imported from China and 3,000 joss sticks to be completed.

Image credit: Singapore Sar Kong Mun San Fook Tuck Chee

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