A Chinese Temple in A Malay Kampong

screenshot_20190116-224648The former Changi Hong San Si Temple at Lorong Melayu before it was rebuilt and developed in 1987.

207437_514702655214631_1143839391_nThe present Changi Hong San Si Temple at Lorong Melayu

Introduction

Hong San Si Temple (zhang yi feng shan si) was founded in the early 20th Century by a Peranakan Chinese that worked in the police force. His daughter was suffering from a long term illness and was cured after receiving blessing from Guangze Zunwang. In return he built a temple to honour Guanze Zunwang. Due to the founder’s profession, this temple is known to some as ‘Tua Kou Hong San Si’ (‘Tua Kou’ means police in Hokkien). The temple was last rebuilt in 1987 at the same site, and it is now a 3-storey building.

樟宜凤山寺是由一位当警察的土生华人(峇峇)创办于廿世纪初。他的女儿长期患病,至到求广泽尊王后才有起色,所以决定创庙答谢神恩。因为创办人是警察,樟宜凤山寺被俗称’大狗凤山寺’(福建人把警察称为大狗)。1987年樟宜凤山寺重建成一栋三层楼的建筑。

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There are many Chinese temples, mosques, churches and other places for worship in multi-racial, multi-religious Singapore.

Please check out the previous blogs on “Inter-religious places of worship in Singapore” here and the “Koo Chye Ba Sheng Hong Temple 100th Anniversary Celebration in 2017” here .

A new book on Chinese temples uncovered fascinating fact in the new book “Temple Culture”.

樟宜凤山寺

Address: 17 Lorong Melayu, Singapore
Tel: 6742 4318

Operating Hours:
Normal days – 6am to 6pm
1st & 15th of Lunar month – 6am to 8pm

Main Deity 主神/佛
Guangze Zunwang 广泽尊王

Other Deities 众神/佛
Miao Ying Xian Fei 妙应仙妃
Thirteen Tai Bao 十三太保
General of the Black Command 黑令将军
Tai Sui 太岁爷
Five Battalion Commanders (Wu Ying Shen Jiang) 五营神将
Tian Hou Sheng Mu (Mazu) 天后圣母
Zhun Ti Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy/Compassion) 准提观音
Madam Zhu Sheng 注生娘娘
San Qing Dao Zu 三清道祖
Jade Emperor (Yu Huang Da Di) 玉皇大帝
City God 城隍爷
Kitchen God 灶君公
Hell Soldiers 阴军
Earth God 土地公
Tiger God 虎爷(下坛元帅)

Changi Hong San Si Temple celebration video on Youtube

樟宜鳳山寺 posted by Lim tan here and 樟宜凤山寺 2017 yewkeng part 1 by louis lim here .
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“三王峰会”盛大庙庆 新加坡樟宜凤山寺

1986 年落成以来,樟宜凤山寺不断中国取经学习,目前相信己成为本地拥有最完整广泽尊王文化的庙宇。

據新加坡聯合早報12月28日報導,新加坡樟宜鳳山寺經歷三次重建,從當初坐落於馬來村莊,到今天香火鼎盛,樟宜鳳山寺走過30多年的歲月。明年1月舉行」三王峰會「大型廟慶」,除了酬謝主神廣澤尊王這些年來的庇佑,同時也要向廟裡建廟一代——年長的理事——致敬。

坐落於景萬岸的樟宜鳳山寺將在明年1月3日舉行名為「三王峰會」的盛大廟慶,但這不僅僅是為酬謝主神廣澤尊王這些年來的庇佑,同時也要向廟裡年長的理事致敬。

新加坡樟宜鳳山寺

總務蔡志田(49歲)說,他們是建國一代,也是樟宜鳳山寺的「建廟一代」,沒有他們之前的耕耘,或許今天樟宜鳳山寺還只是一個小神壇。

高齡82歲的郭景光是樟宜鳳山寺的信託人,自重建廟宇的30多年來一直風雨不改地跟隨著老廟,據他回憶,早期時老廟周圍都是馬來村莊,並沒有多少人知道有樟宜鳳山寺。他說:「大家不會想到在馬來村莊裡會有一個華人廟,所以當時的情況真的很糟糕,就連敬神的油也沒人買。」

後來為了打響知名度,郭景光自印宣傳小卡片,然後開車載著三四名廟裡的年輕理事全島派發。

「我們什麼地方都去,遠在裕廊我們也去,一個一個卡片塞進他們的信箱裡,大概等了五六年才看到有人來。就這樣,一點點地做,慢慢地把鳳山寺建起來。」,他回憶著說。

此外,郭景光也表示,神廟雖然建在馬來村落中,但各族群間相處融洽,就算是進行盛大的游境儀式時,馬來居民們也不會反對或投訴,平時也會有馬來同胞到廟裡來拜拜。

蔡志田的先父蔡青松和郭景光也同樣是「建廟一代」,他更在1984年設立建廟籌委會,後來擔任樟宜鳳山寺總務多年。

蔡志田說,根據傳說記載,除了祭祀廣澤尊王,完整的神祇還包括了祂的父母親、妻子(妙應仙妃)和據說是他孩子的十三太保。為此,第三次重建後的鳳山寺自1986年落成以來,廟方不斷從中國取經學習,目前相信已成為本地擁有最完整廣澤尊王文化的廟宇。

他表示,這麼做不僅僅是為了祭祀神明,也同時為了讓老一輩的樟宜鳳山寺理事和香客無需遠赴中國祖廟詩山鳳山寺,就能在本地供奉廣澤尊王和其他相關的神祇。

With thanks to the contributors of the related photos, contents and Youtube videos to share on this blog.  Much appreciated.

james seah at hong san siJames Seah at 樟宜鳳山寺 on 16 January, 2019

 

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