In the night before the Vesak holidays, I hopped down to Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (better known to me as “Bright Hill Temple”), one of the largest temples in Singapore and best known for it’s “3 steps 1 bow” ceremony held only during Vesak Day. I am challenged in using my DSLR for the 1st time at night but I do need to “practice, practice, practice”.
The temple’s website showed many many places I didn’t manage to go in my short 2-hours there but here are some photos.
Photo of one of the temple towers in bright lights
On Vesak Day itself, I went down to the other side of Little India at a temple called “
Photo of 15m Buddha surrounded by hundreds of lights
Photo of worshippers putting down incense sticks outside temple
Photo of devotees placing gold-leaf on statute of Buddha
Of course, I did the thing that most people will do in such places, I did my gold leaf placement and wish for good luck and health as well!!
But there was a dragon dance troupe that came by while I was at the location so I will be showing some shots of the dragon & lion dances instead:
Photo of dragon head coming out of temple – it is a bit orange
Photos of the dragon dance troupe hard at work
Photo of the pink lion that followed after the dragon dance
Next was a MRT train ride down to Chinatown for a trip to the “
Photo of the front entrance
Photo of the countless candle tea-lights (again only during Vesak Day)
Photo of girl tying on prayer knot by monk
Personally, I feel that I do not do much justice to this gorgeous place with my 3 photos cos it’s quite beautiful in that place and pretty impressive.
Anyway, till the next time...Onto the unknown and beyond.....