Mazhu Celebrations at yan kit temple
date: friday, 23 november 2018 } time: 8 pm - 10 pm
venue: 130 mariam way
Our partner, Yan Kit Temple, invited us to celebrate their Mazhu event at their temple recently. Every year, they pay homage to the sea goddess (Mazhu) at their temple. Most of the residents living here were formerly fisherman and many years ago, they will come to the temple to pray for a bountiful catch and a safe return before they set sail on their fragile looking wooden boats. At the dinner, we got the opportunity to meet some of the pioneer / founding members of the temple who were instrumental in securing the site of the temple at Mariam Way. They shared that they were offered another site to build their temple but most of their devotees wanted it to remain at Mariam Way. With the help of former Advisor Teoh, they were successful in building their temple at the present location at 130 Mariam Way. Siglap IRCC is honoured to be invited to celebrate this happy occasion with our partner, Yan Kit Temple.