A Guide to Loyang Tua Pek Kong
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A Guide to Loyang Tua Pek Kong 

Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple is a place where devotees come to seek blessings, protection, and prosperity. It’s common for people to pray to the deity Tua Pek Kong for good fortune, success in business, and overall well-being there.

The temple conducts various rituals and ceremonies throughout the year, especially during significant Chinese festivals such as the Chinese New Year, the Qingming Festival, and the birthday of Tua Pek Kong.

If you’re curious about this Taoist temple and wish to visit it one day, this guide can help you discover what it has to offer, and what makes it so significant.

History of the Loyang Temple

— From yabilloallan 

The mystical Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple had its humble beginnings in the 1980s. 

Statues of Taoist, Buddhist, and Hindu deities of mysterious origins were revealed on the Loyang Way coast, sparking awe among locals and the fishermen who stumbled upon them.

Devotees built a makeshift hut as a sacred sanctuary to pay homage to the divine figures. Unfortunately, it was razed by a huge fire in 1996. 

In a twist of fate, the Taoist statue of Tua Pek Kong, the revered god of prosperity, emerged as the sole survivor, miraculously escaping the ravaging fire unharmed.

With the unwavering support of its devoted community, a majestic new temple took shape in the year 2000. Later, in 2007, the temple was relocated 2 km away to its current spot.

Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple exemplifies religious harmony in Singapore, with Hindu and Chinese deities worshipped together under one roof.

Things to Know

— From megumi_desi 

Website: http://www.lytpk.org.sg 

Phone number: 6363 6336

Parking: You have two parking options available when visiting the temple: free parking within the temple premises or curbside/coupon parking outside the temple area.

Fees: No tickets or entry fees are required. Prayer offerings start at S$3.

Dress code: While the temple may not have a strict dress code, it’s recommended to wear clothing that covers your shoulders, chest, and knees as a sign of respect. Avoid wearing revealing or inappropriate attire.

Inside the Temple

— From saslwp

Things to See

The Loyang temple is divided into sections for Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Datuk Kong, each showcasing distinct interior architecture reflecting their respective religious traditions. 

For instance, you’ll find lotus motifs representing Buddhism and the yin-yang symbol symbolising Taoism. The main hall has stone panels depicting traditional Chinese scenes while the ceiling showcases sculpted lanterns and dragons.

The temple also boasts a towering 2-metre statue of the Hindu god Ganesha, hailed as the tallest of its kind in any temple in India or Singapore. The revered Hindu deity is associated with wisdom, fortune, and the removal of obstacles.

Within the temple’s other sections, you’ll find shrines dedicated to Datuk Kong and other Hindu deities. Datuk Kong, inspired by local guardian spirits with Chinese influence, resides in a keramat wrapped in yellow cloth, sheltered within an onion dome structure. 

Things to Do

As a visitor to Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple, you can partake in various activities and experiences: 

  • Worship and Prayers – The primary purpose of the temple is for worship and prayers. Visitors can pay their respects to Tua Pek Kong and other deities, seek blessings, and offer incense or other offerings.
  • Cultural Experience – Explore the rich cultural heritage of Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and other traditions represented in the temple’s diverse sections. 

Observe the distinct architecture, sculptures, and rituals associated with each deity.

  • Meditation and Reflection – The tranquil ambience of the temple provides an ideal setting for meditation and personal reflection. It’s a peaceful space to find inner calm and serenity.
  • Festivals and Events – If you visit during specific festivals or special occasions, you might have the chance to witness traditional ceremonies and vibrant celebrations. See a list of their special events in the next section.
  • Photography – The intricate architecture, statues, and decorations within the temple offer excellent opportunities for photography, capturing the beauty and spirituality of the surroundings.

Best Time to Go

— From hanbaatee

Address: 20 Loyang Way, Singapore 508774 (Google Maps)

Operating Hours: Daily, 8 AM – 10 PM (including Public Holidays); special opening hours may apply to certain events like the Prayer to Jade Emperor

Special Events (full calendar available on the website): Welcome God of Fortune (eve of Chinese New Year), Prayer to Tai Sui, Prayer to Jade Emperor, Opening of Treasure Box, Loyang Tua Pek Kong’s Birthday Grand Dinner, Earth Deity’s Birthday, Yua Xiao Celebration, Crossing of Pin An Bridge, Prayer to Tiger God

How to Get to Loyang Temple

— From nardlow

Train: Take the MRT to Pasir Ris MRT Station. Pasir Ris MRT Station is served by the East-West Line (EW1). From Pasir Ris MRT Station, head to the bus interchange (located within the same building) and take either bus 354 or 358. Alight at Loyang Avenue bus stop (Bus Stop ID: 98021). From the Loyang Avenue bus stop, you can walk to Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple. The temple is located nearby and should be within walking distance.

Bus: Take the 109, 19, 59, 89, or 9 Buses. The bus stations nearest to Loyang Tua Pek Kong temple are Loyang Way Krislite Bldg (a 3-minute walk), Loyang Avenue Opp Loyang Valley (a 3-minute walk), Loyang Ave Loyang Valley (a 4- minute walk), and Pasir Ris Drive 3 Opp Loyang Point (an 8-minute walk)

Car: Depending on your starting point, take the most convenient route to reach Tampines Expressway (TPE). Take the TPE in the direction of Changi Airport. Exit at Exit 2A (Loyang Avenue). Continue along Loyang Avenue. Turn right onto Loyang Way. Drive along Loyang Way, and you will find Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple on your left at 38C Jalan Loyang Besar.

On foot: Walk along Loyang Avenue, keeping an eye on pedestrian crossings and traffic signals for safety. Look for Loyang Way, and carefully cross the road if needed. Continue walking along Loyang Way, and you will find Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple on your left at 38C Jalan Loyang Besar.

Taxi alternatives: During peak hours (Mondays to Fridays between 7 AM and 9.30 AM, and Mondays to Saturdays between 5 PM and 8 PM) and on rainy days, hailing taxis can be quite challenging.

Consider getting taxi alternatives in Singapore, instead. Grab, Ryde Sharing, SMRT, and Transcab are all good options.