Sunday, June 22, 2008

Preparing for yewkeng

On Saturday, 21 Jun 08, Jin Dong Fu prepared for its first night yewkeng. It was to be a trip to seven of its devotees' homes.

From 2pm or so, preparations were already underway. The lion and dragon dances arrived. So, were the special Tek-Kor (Bamboo Percussions used to accompany Tua Ya Pek - Da Ye Bo). There was also the Kong-Kuan (Drum, Cymbal and Gong troupe).

Tua Ya Pek led the contingent in the yewkeng (procession). The yewkeng started at about 4.30pm and came back at about 11pm.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Jin Mian Da Ren unveiled

On the an-tua (consecration) night of the tentage on 17 Jun 08 at Cassia Crescent, the four sworn brothers (ong-yahs) of Kim Min Dai Lin (Jin Mian Da Ren) was unveiled. Two sets of the four statues of the four Deities were placed on the altar.

On this evening, Jin Mian Da Ren came consecrate the four statues of Jin Mian Da Ren and the three other sworn brothers. Then, he returned and the second Brother came to "an" the tentage.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

All ready for tonight

In this first celebration of the year 2008 (Jin Dong Fu has two celebrations every year) to celebrate in honour of Shan Cai Tong Zi, seven new statues have been added to the vast collections of statues that you will be able to see at the celebrations in a tentage off Cassia Link.

Here are some pictures to give you a peek of some of the new statues.

The six-foot tall statue of Shan Cai Tong Zi. He will join in the procession.

The Monkey God, Qi Tian Da Sheng

Another Monkey God, Qi Tian Da Sheng

Monday, February 18, 2008

Jin Dong Fu will have a big yewkeng (procession this year)

This year marks the 38th anniversary of the founding of Kim Dong Hu (Jin Dong Fu). And in celebrating in honour of San Cai Tong Zhi from 1M21 to 1M28, the highlight will be a grand yewkeng.

27th Feb (1st Lunar Month 21st day)
Wed-9pm: 金面大人下降来安坛 - Setting up the Tentage by Kim Bin Dai Kin (Jin Mian Da Ren)

27th Feb (1st Lunar Month 21st day)
Wed-12midnight: 请天公 - invite Jade Emperor

28th Feb (1st Lunar Month 22nd day)
Thur-2pm: 善才童子下降来送天公 - Sian Chye Ya (Shan Cai Tong Zi) sending off Jade Emperor
Thur-8pm: 过平安桥 - Crossing the PingAn Bridge

29th Feb (1st Lunar Month 23rd day)
Fri-7.30pm: 千人宴会 - Grand Dinner

1st Mar (1st Lunar Month 24th day)
Sat-12pm-4pm: 善才童子来为众善信改运 - Mending one's Luck/Fortunes by Sian Chye Ya

2nd Mar (1st Lunar Month 25th day)
Sun-11am-night: 善才童子下降来出巡游境 - Sian Chye Ya leads in procession

5th Mar (1st Lunar Month 28th day)
Wed-10pm: 善才童子下降来送众神 - Sian Chye Ya sends off Resident and all Deities