It was empowering to know that there are realms that science couldn’t explain. And having rubbed shoulders with the supernatural more than once led me to be a Buddhist.
I was recommended to go to the Loyang Tua Pek Kong temple.
I decided to take a day off during the weekends to make time to head over and prior to the visit I even checked to make sure that I’m visiting during an auspicious hour. It was a strangely empowering moment since the start of the journey. Maybe it’s a placebo and maybe it indeed is time, I begin my usual writing trance on public transport.
However, time is different as I manage to not just revisit the time of my accident without any anxiety attacks, but also manage to write out some stuff that I’ll like to convey to clients that I’d missed out on earlier. It was a breathtaking experience that left me trembling right after and I even vlogged down the moment.
The temple is easily accessible, by bus from Bedok, Tampines, Simei and even Pasir Ris. For simplicity, my favourite route would be from Tampines where I’ll take bus 19 from the interchange. You won’t miss this place, as you could see their roof overlooking on your left when you arrived.
It was not difficult navigating through the temple even though it is overwhelming. There are countless deities, some of towering sizes and there are also a lot of things going on at the same time. People are crowding everywhere and you might not know where to start.
There’s a praying item corner where we pick up our items from the get-go ($3), and fret not, each station is actually numbered, from one to twelve and there are directions pasted all around.
It is interesting to note that there are a lot of scribbles around the walls, and ingots. Rambling 4 digits run across the decors, and it felt a little like graffiti. I guess these people might have done it hoping to strike.
I looked at the common idol of many, mostly for those who seek wealth, or prosperity; Cai Shen Ye. The good of wealth looked like a rock star from here, as his majestic figure loom at the side. I closed my eyes and say my prayers, and noticed how I'd changed and grown over the years, with now praying for smooth sailing of my business ventures instead of sudden windfalls.
I guess I'd grown up.
Name: Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple
Address: 20 Loyang Way, Singapore 508774
Opening Hours: 8 am–9:45 pm