Saturday, November 14, 2015

Annual Visit to Kusu Island

Every year, Siong Leng visits Kusu Island to perform Nanyin for Kusu Tua Pek Kong. This year, on 24 October, 2015, Siong Leng members, friends and supporters made this trip to Kusu Island.

Ever since decades ago (perhaps much longer), every 9th lunar month is the month when devotees from as far as Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand would make their annual pilgrimage to pay respects to Tua Pek Kong in the Kusu Tua Pek Kong Temple. Many who visited would also visit the adjacent Kramat on a little hill top.

Travel to the Marina South Ferry Terminal this year has been made easy with the opening of the Marina South Pier MRT Station.

In the visit this year, Siong Leng has included a LiYuan Xi (Pear Garden Opera) as well. After a simple packed vegetarian dinner, all the participants settled down in their favourite corners of the temple to watch and listen to the performance by the young members of Siong Leng.

There was also a session where the non-performers got to join in learning the "four treasures" and doing a complete routine. It was like a mass performance for Tua Pek Kong. :)

Every year, we see familiar faces and new faces. To those who came this year, thanks for joining us. We hope you have enjoyed the visit and the performance, as much as Tua Pek Kong and the resident Deities have. :)

We hope to see you again next year, in the same 9th Lunar Month!

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