Friday, March 25, 2011

Landmark 2- Bhuddist culture


Tampines has it's very own temple, the temple's name is "淡滨尼联合宫", in direct translation it means United Palace, Tampines. The true significance of the name can be dated back to the history of the temple. The temple was originally a place for scholars to come and visit to share their gathered information, they were allowed to take a pencil blessed by the gods as a reward for sharing knowledge. The scholars would also learn of moral values such as filial piety, empathy and justice in the temple. Statues of sages and teachers are built on the inside for worship.

Along the temple is a wall barricading it, on top of the wall is a dragon. There are two dragons in total, protecting this sacred temple.

Location of temple on the map:

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