Vesak Day - Visit to the new Buddha Tooth Relic Temple@ China Town
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
The scared tooth relic
Short clip of the monks praying (Special webcast for Peiling)