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Coils of Wishes

Saw rows of incense coils/spirals hanging from strung wires across the courtyard of this Taoist temple (refer to data below). Cast your wishes onto the red pieces of paper and stick them in the center of the coils and as the incense slowly burns, the smoke carries your wishes to the heavens! Apparently, these coils can burn for days and hopefully your wishes come true by then.

 

Couldn't resist this shot - one of my favourites from my temple visits over the weekend.

 

"The Wak Hai Cheng Bio Temple, along Philip Street, was built in the 1820s by Teochew Chinese from Guangdong Province and dedicated to the goddess of the sea, and is one of Singapore's oldest Taoist temples. The temple is also known as Yueh Hai Ching Temple, which means Temple of the Calm Sea. Traders and travelers returning from China visited the temple on disembarking to offer their thanks for a safe journey."

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Uploaded on September 25, 2006