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Vesak Day – Visit to the new Buddha Tooth Relic Temple@ China Town

By arzhou | May 31, 2007

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


Devotees entering


The scared tooth relic

Short clip of the monks praying (Special webcast for Peiling)

Topics: My Life Story | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Vesak Day – Visit to the new Buddha Tooth Relic Temple@ China Town”

  1. DK Says:
    June 1st, 2007 at 1:35 am

    20 million? Those money can be better spend on helping the needy.

  2. ar zhou Says:
    June 2nd, 2007 at 2:28 am

    dk, my mistake. According to the paper i read that they give out. It is 63 million i think.

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