Where Gods Are Born - Extended version

Singapur, Singapur

Atrakcja, którą organizuje Chwee Lian

  1. 2,5 godziny
  2. Języki atrakcji: angielski
Ulubiona atrakcja lokalnych mieszkańców
Często rezerwowane przez osoby mieszkające w pobliżu.

Co będziecie robić

Go behind the scenes at Say Tian Hng, a Taoist effigy-making shop established in 1896.

Amid Singapore's skyscrapers and hipster bars, there is a quiet shop filled from floor to ceiling with wooden statues of Taoist deities, some as small as an iPhone, some as large as a chair.

Say Tian Hng ("Heaven's Garden" in Hokkien) is one of the oldest heritage businesses in Singapore, now into its 4th generation.

We will share with you stories from the Taoist pantheon, which is made up of hundreds of deities, comprising monks and magistrates, boys and beasts, warlords and maidens - and the timeless values they symbolise.

We will learn how Grandma Ng brought up 7 kids while running the business, the impact of Singapore's rapid urban renewal on this heritage business, and what the 4th generation is doing today to reinvent the business.

We will also learn about the craft of effigy-making that has been passed down over generations, one that uses secret blueprints, sandalwood ash dough, marble slabs, Thai gold leaves, bamboo sticks and wood from the camphor tree that grows to 1,000 years old.

This is the Extended version of the "Where Gods Are Born" tour, which means it is conducted by the family of artisans and includes a short hands-on session on effigy-making.
Go behind the scenes at Say Tian Hng, a Taoist effigy-making shop established in 1896.

Amid Singapore's skyscrapers and hipster bars, there is a quiet shop filled from floor to ceiling with wooden statues of Taoist deities, some as small as an iPhone, some as large as a chair.

Say Tian Hng ("Heaven's Garden" in Hokkien) is one of the oldest heritage businesses in Singapore, now into its 4th generation.

We will sha…

Oto Twój gospodarz – Chwee Lian

Gospodarz Airbnb od 2017
  • 89 recenzji
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I am a 90-year-old great-grandma who runs this Taoist effigy-making shop. This is where I have worked since the age of 18 and raised 7 children. I don't speak English, so my son and grandsons will be your main hosts for this Experience. With their help, I will share my life story with you and do a demonstration of the craft of effigy-making.
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Gdzie będziecie

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.

Ocena 4,94 na 5 na podstawie 89 recenzji.

Yaru
październik 2021
One of the best experiences I've ever had in Singapore! You'll get to learn the history of the family, understand the story of Taoist gods and also see how the Ng family makes the effigy with their hands. This extended version gives you a chance to have a hands-on experience --- by doing so you'll realize how hard/how much time they need to devote just to learn how to paint the pattern on the effigy. Everyone please just GO AND TRY! You won't regret for sure :)
Fendy
październik 2021
Very recommended for this experience. The experience itself is very rich and detailed. In this era where technology is expanding rapidly learning about the century long tradition and life journey is very touching. The host is very knowledgeable and willing to answer the all the questions that we have. We discussed about the meaning behind each effigies, the family journey and challenges, and the process of of transforming a wood into a wonderful effigy. The extended version of this experience where we are allowed to do hands on experience on weaving the effigy clothing makes us realized just how many hours of dedication put into each of it. Definitely recommended for everyone to come and visit! It's also one of the way we can do to preserve our culture.
Hannah
październik 2021
This is absolutely a must-see it if you have any interest to Taoist culture, craftsmanship, or the history of Singapore. The hosts are very personable and explain the stories behind the deities really well. And then the information about how they make the deity statues is fascinating and at this point unique in Singapore. The hands on workshop is really fun too, so I do recommend the extended version if you can. Experiences such as this are so unique and a real treasure to discover, it's priceless to experience such a family cultural business and history.
Jean
sierpień 2021
The workshop was educational and refreshing. The storytelling was fantastic, and uncle who demonstrated the hands-on session for us is an extremely skilled craftsman. I'm thrilled that we could still learn about taoist effigy making in this age. I also got to feast my eyes on the many deities sitting in the shop. They are so beautiful and I feel like each one tells a story!
Yun-Shan
grudzień 2019
Have been wanting to join this experience for a while and finally had the chance! The shop is a cozy family business and we got to meet the various members of the family. We learned more about Taoism and the way the stories of the various deities was introduced was creative and engaging. The hands on activity at the end allowed us the opportunity to experience how decorations are made on the deity statues. A truly dying art! It was certainly a memorable experience! Highly recommended for both tourists to Singapore and Singaporeans alike!
Grace
grudzień 2019
A very meaningful experience, even for us locals. Grandma Chwee Lian's generous sharing of her professional and personal stories, and Yong's historical and cultural approach to explaining the religious craft made the session very accessible and engaging. The whole family of 4 generations was also on-hand to guide my daughter and I through the effigy-making , which added a familial intimacy to the session. Thoroughly enjoyable for both kids and adults (my daughter recommends kids to bring their patience along, as the hands-on session requires lots of it!)

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Udział mogą brać goście w wieku od 10 lat. Maksymalna liczba gości to 10.
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