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Time Required : 1-2 hours

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Loyang Tua Pek Kong, Singapore Overview

The Loyang Tua Pek Kong is a multi-religious temple in Singapore, hosting three varied religions under a single roof - Hinduism, Buddhist and Taoism. En route Changi Village, this all-faith temple even has a shrine dedicated to Datuk Kung, a Malay mystic saint. Epitomizing the cosmopolitan soul of Singapore, Loyang Tua Pek Kong houses a 2-metre tall statue of Lord Ganesh, believed to the tallest in the country. Marvel at the intricate wooden carvings and hundreds of dazzling sculptures of different deities.

The beautiful temple owes its existence to a bunch of friends who stumbled across statues of different faiths on a beach and decided to bring the figurines together. They placed them under a small hut they made of bricks and zinc sheets resulting in the mixed-religion Loyang Tua Pek Kong temple. The devotees to the shrine attribute miraculous powers to the temple and claim that their prayers for wealth and prosperity are always answered. Loyang Tua Pek Kong commemorates annual celebrations with various festivals like Chinese New Year, 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 Sendoff service, Eye-opening service and Empowerment of Command flag.

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Legend of Loyang Tuak Pek Kong

Legend has it that a group of friends went fishing and discovered statues 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 a place for Muslims as well and built a keramat. Since then, it has been a place of multi-religious worship.

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. 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 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.

4D Faith of the Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple

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.

How To Reach Loyang Tua Pek Kong

Bus: 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.

MRT: 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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