Loyang Tua Pek Kong

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The Loyang Tua Pek Kong is an all-faith temple which owes its existence to a bunch of friends who stumbled across statues of different faiths on a beach. They decided to bring the figurines together and placed them under a small hut they made of bricks and zinc sheets. This resulted in a unique mixed-religion temple. The temple is an abode to Buddhist, Hindu and Taoist deities. This place also has a kramat (mazaar) for the people of the Islamic faith, all under one vast roof. No sooner than they realised, innumerable people working in the Loyang industrial area were visiting the temple. The devotees attributed miraculous powers to the temple and claimed that their prayers for wealth and prosperity were always answered.

Before reconstructing this temple, around 20,000 devotees visited it every month, even though the bus services were limited - earlier, it had to be reached after a one hour walk. The temple's claim to fame is its 2 meters tall statue of Lord Ganesha, which is also believed to be the tallest in Singapore. Lightening of the non-hazardous firecrackers on weekends also attracted the crowds of that region. Loyang Tua Pek commemorates annual celebrations with various festivals such as to welcome the God of Wealth on the eve of Chinese New Year. Animals are sometimes brought to the complex to lift up the atmosphere. The temple observes other events such as the celebration of the birth of Lord Ganesha and the 5th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. It also holds special holy services like Deity Send off service, Eye-opening service and Empowerment of Command flag.

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Legend has it that a group of friends who went fishing discovered statues of different faiths. They found deities of Buddhism, Hinduism and Taoism scattered across the beach. This was at the tip of the industrial area of Loyang. The friends then decided to build a shrine for the deities, which was in the form of a makeshift hut made of bricks and zinc sheets. This little construction served as a temple where devotees soon started to line up for their turn of worship. A few days later, a person of the Islamic faith claimed of a place for Muslims as well and built a keramat. Since then, it has been a place of multi-religious worship.

One of the many beliefs of the Loyang Tua Pek Kong is that the game of 4D is always won by the devotee who prays in this temple. The people of Singapore have so much faith in this temple regarding the 4D number that they pray of seeking enlightenment or dreams which they can interpret to obtain the special winning digits. One specific piece of granite measuring less than 2 feet, called the Loyang Oracle Stone is believed to be the answer for all the 4d number prayers. The Loyang Oracle Stone lies between the Kramat Datok Loyang and a Hindu Shrine. The Tua Pek Kong Temple is also under the same roof that makes is a place of multi-religious worship. The numbers are supposedly revealed amidst a mist of burning incense on the miraculous oracle stone.

On a sad incident in 1996, the hut which was the initial temple was reduced to ashes by an unfortunate fire. The only statue which hadn't burned down was the Taoist statue of Tua Pek Kong, the God of prosperity. The mazaar was left in ruined remains. Then, a new premise was built to house the deity and the Mazaar. With the help of public donations, a new temple complex was rebuilt on a 1,400 square metre area at the same site. It was then that the temple got a name of Loyang Tua Pek Kong, after the God whose statue miraculously survived.

Again in the year 2003, the land on which the temple was situated, expired its lease contract. A new site was procured by the authorities for construction of a new complex. In August 2007, it was relocated to its new premises at 20 Loyang Way. The construction of the new temple cost SGD 12 million and was completely funded by donations received from the devotees and public.

The Loyang  Tua Pek Kong has a bus stop at the Loyang Way, which is 2 minutes away from the temple. Bus No.6 stops here. The nearest MRT Station is the Pair Ris MRT Exit A, from which the temple can be reached by hiring a cab.

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