When Gods walked on Ubin: Rebuilt temple marks birthday of resident deity

Newly rebuilt temple holds 12-day festivities to mark 150th year, birthday of resident deity

The sleepy village on Pulau Ubin came alive in the last fortnight, as it transformed into a hive of activity for the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Fo Shan Ting Da Bo Gong Temple.

The birthday celebrations for its resident deity, Tua Pek Kong, usually last six days, but this year's were a 12-day shindig, to mark the sesquicentennial milestone and the opening of the newly rebuilt temple.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 27, 2019, with the headline 'When Gods walked on Ubin'. Print Edition | Subscribe