Discover the gods of Singapore's underbelly

Singapore, Singapore

Esperienza proposta da Chwee Lian

90 min, Offerta in Inglese

Programma

Learn about 2 of the most feared and misunderstood deities of the Taoist pantheon, the opium-smoking, soul-catching 1st and 2nd Granduncles.

In spite of their terrifying appearance, the duo are worshipped by a diverse spectrum of Singapore society comprising tycoons, thugs and common folk, something unfamiliar to those used to a sanitised image of the country.

In this tour by Say Tian Hng Buddha Shop, a Taoist effigy-making shop established in 1896, we will share their story on a twilight walk along the paths and back alleys of downtown Singapore, using touristy landmarks as the backdrops for their underworld story, discovering the unfamiliar via the familiar, as we walk from Yang into Yin, day into night.

- Learn about their origin story, a riverside tragedy unknown to even many devotees.

- Learn about the unusual worship objects, such as abacus, palm leaf fan and "red-tongue dog" Guinness stout.

- Learn why devotees choose to worship them instead of the mainstream deities.

- Switch on your phone torchlights and explore a nameless, dumpster-filled back alley to see hidden ramshackle street shrines of related deities.

Pls note this tour does not involve a visit to temples, mediums or Say Tian Hng Buddha Shop. Photo of mediums is for illustration only.

The tour is conducted by docents trained by Say Tian Hng, in partnership with Offbeat Tours.
Learn about 2 of the most feared and misunderstood deities of the Taoist pantheon, the opium-smoking, soul-catching 1st and 2nd Granduncles.

In spite of their terrifying appearance, the duo are worshipped by a diverse spectrum of Singapore society comprising tycoons, thugs and common folk, something unfamiliar to those used to a sanitised image of the country.

In this tour by Say Tian Hng Buddha Shop, a Taoist effigy-making…

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I am a 89-year-old great grandmother who runs Say Tian Hng Buddha Shop, a Taoist effigy-making shop established in 1896. To sustain this dying trade, my grandchildren collaborated with a group of Singaporeans passionate about Taoist mythology to help them conduct this Airbnb Experience on our behalf, telling the ancient stories in new ways. We hope you enjoy it!
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Hannah
ottobre 2021
Attended the walking tour "Between two worlds" about the Taoist underworld/ gods of Black and White Impermanence. It was so good! very engaging and funny but also I got to hear about a lot of interesting folklore that I never encountered before. Walking around the river settings I also got to see some hidden aspects of the area. This is a really unique experience and I recommend it to anyone that is interested in folklore, history, and superstitions.

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