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Where Gods Are Born

Where Gods Are Born

Duration:2.5 hours total
Languages:Offered in English
Over 60 people rated this experience 5 stars.

About your host

I am an 87-year-old great-grandma who runs Singapore's last Taoist deity shop. This is where I worked for 70 years and raised 7 children. As I don't speak English, my grandsons Yong and Chong will be your guides and share about our family's story. I will conduct a demonstration of the art of effigy-making for you.
Chwee Lian
Chwee Lian
Chwee Lian
Chwee Lian

What we’ll do

We will go behind-the-scenes at Say Tian Hng Buddha Shop, a forgotten shop that has been making Taoist effigies since 1896. (https://www.buddhashop.sg) We will learn the stories of these deities. Who were these ancient heroes? Who is the boy wonder who rides on Wind Fire Wheels? Who is the butcher turned saint? Who is the sabre-wielding warlord worshipped by cops and crooks alike? We will learn…

What else you should know

Please be punctual. We will wait 5 minutes for late-comers before commencing the session. Statues of the deities are sold separately.

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Where you'll be

The shop is a working space filled from floor to ceiling with statues of Taoist effigies. You'll see our traditional tools and effigies in various stages of completion.

Upcoming availability

Sat, Jun 22    From 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM.
$37 per person
8 of 10 spots left
Over 60 people rated this experience 5 stars.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

Please be punctual. We will wait 5 minutes for late-comers before commencing the session. Statues of the deities are sold separately.
Chwee Lian
studio visit
Where Gods Are Born
68 reviews
$37 per person
68 reviews
$37 per person