Singaporetourismmap: Crimson Point Roaming - Democracy Mrt - Ancestral Temple Of Ying Fo Fui Kun Together With The Yin Foh Kuan Cemetery

My concluding Red Dot Roaming saw me travelling to Commonwealth MRT station, somewhere I'd alone passed through on the agency to other places previously.  Whilst researching other Red Dot Roaming expeditions I'd stumbled across a yoke of blogs that mentioned a temple in addition to cemetery correct inward the midst of some HDB blocks which right away caught my interest.  A piffling to a greater extent than query showed that this identify was unopen to Commonwealth MRT station in addition to thence it instantly went on the listing every bit a identify to visit.  I realised that I'd truly noticed the cemetery every bit I passed through the station on numerous occasions but had non made the connecter or realised how potentially interesting it powerfulness live until I delved a piffling deeper.

The temple is known every bit the Ancestral Temple of Ying Fo Fui Kun, likewise inward the grounds is the Shaung Long Shan Wu Shu Ancestral Hall in addition to the Yin Foh Kuan cemetery.  Most of the data I've constitute on the temple in addition to cemetery has come upwardly from other blogs but I did eventually stumble across this website which includes data close the temple close Commonwealth MRT.  I'm amazed that the cemetery, inward particular, has managed to last despite modern Singapore beingness built upwardly to a greater extent than or less it.  Consequently it makes for something of an odd spot to visit, surrounded every bit it at nowadays is past times HDB blocks in addition to automobile demo rooms.



Ancestral temples award the dead, ofttimes those of a specific clan in addition to are a identify for the ancestral worship of these dead.  This temple, built inward 1887, in addition to the cemetery belongs to the Hakka clan association Ying Fo Fui Kun in addition to was a burial identify for people of Hakka descent.  I read that in that location were over 3 thousand gravestones inward the master copy cemetery!  In the 1960s some of the province was taken for housing in addition to asides from a handful of graves the remains of the bulk of those buried inward the master copy cemetery were cremated, relocated in addition to placed inward urns nether the gravestones here.



I stimulate got to confess i time to a greater extent than to an involvement inward cemeteries (you may stimulate got guessed from previous posts close others I've visited inward Singapore) in addition to although I couldn't read whatever of the gravestones I was nevertheless fascinated past times them.  The nifty rows of gravestones were really unlike to what I'd witnessed at Bukit Brown cemetery or the Malay cemetery close Bugis in addition to far to a greater extent than reminiscent of state of war cemeteries I've seen inward Europe amongst the rows in addition to rows of identical headstones.  As amongst whatever cemetery I've been to the identify was tranquillity in addition to peaceful despite beingness surrounded past times homes.  I saw a yoke of people inward the distance walking to a greater extent than or less the border of the cemetery from the HDB blocks in addition to a caretaker inward the grounds but my alone other companion was an extremely friendly stray cat.

More typical, inward style, of other Chinese gravestones I've seen inward Singapore.

It was unexpectedly trickier to detect (or at to the lowest degree to become into the temple in addition to cemetery grounds) than I had anticipated though.  Before I left I, every bit usual, planned my route in addition to worked out the brusk walk from the station to Commonwealth Lane where the temple is situated.  Commonwealth Lane has diverse purpose blocks in addition to retail shops on it in addition to at the destination of it several automobile showrooms.  I could encounter the temple in addition to buildings (recognisable from photos I'd seen on other blogs) only behind the automobile showrooms but couldn't figure out how to become into it from the road.  I felt a chip unsure close wandering through all the cars every bit I clearly wasn't planning on buying i in addition to ended upwardly wandering dorsum in addition to forth a yoke of times trying to figure out where the entrance was.  In the destination I asked the safety guard at the nearby offices who was happy to assistance in addition to told me to plough into the Commonwealth Car Mall at the destination of the route in addition to and then plough right away left.  Once I did that in that location inward front end of me was the entrance, tardily when you lot know how!  So if you lot are planning a take in yourself aspect out for that automobile mall correct at the destination of the road.










It was a fascinating spot to take in in addition to quite surreal beingness correct inward the middle of modern, urban Singapore.  If you lot are interested inward reading to a greater extent than close this ancestral temple in addition to cemetery I constitute the next blogs to live really informative in addition to helpful inward planning my ain visit, here in addition to delight brand it touching on if you lot know of somewhere you lot intend I should live visiting.

Commonwealth MRT is on the East West business (EW20). 

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