Thursday, May 31, 2007

Vesak Day - Visit to the new Buddha Tooth Relic Temple@ China Town

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Today is Vesak Day, its a significant day for Buddhists (such as me).

So today I dropped by chinatown to visit the new Buddha Tooth Relic Temple which cost something like 20million to complete. It houses the scared Buddha tooth relic and is also a museum into Buddhism. The opening day happens to coincide with Vesak day, and is the area packed!

Its like trying to get into Zouk (heh clubbing analogy). I had to queue for over 1 hour. Good thing the crowd control was fantastic with water being passed out to those in the queue. Good thing cos there are really lots of elderly folks here too.

I will let this be a photojournal :)

Adrian arriving at chinatown

Adrian trying to find the start of the queue.... i was really far off btw

Adrian in the queue

Buddha tooth relic temple (that is what it says)

Getting flowers to pray

Adrian finally gets in

Prayer session: top view

Devotees entering

The scared tooth relic

Short clip of the monks praying (Special webcast for Peiling)


At 9:35 AM, Blogger DK said...

20 million? Those money can be better spend on helping the needy.

At 10:28 AM, Blogger ar zhou said...

dk, my mistake. According to the paper i read that they give out. It is 63 million i think.


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