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Vesak Day Temples Tour

  • 18 May 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Vesak is considered the holiest day observed by Buddhists all over the world. Informally known as "Buddha's Birthday", it actually encompasses the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.

On this tour with our guide Charlotte, we will visit 3 temples, each representing a different tradition of Buddhism, as they prepare to celebrate the most important day in the Buddhist calendar.

The first temple, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, popularly known as Bright Hill Temple, is the largest monastery in Singapore and one of the largest in South East Asia. Founded in 1921, this extensive monastery and temple which comprises of 11 sections, are adorned with intricate architectural designs, elaborate Chinese decorations, breath-taking statues of Buddha and Bodhisattva, gardens and shrines.

Next stop is the Burmese Buddhist Temple, built in the traditional Myanmar style and houses the largest pure white marble statue of the Buddha outside of Myanmar. Hear the story of how one man’s determination to fulfill the mission of introducing the Theravada school of Buddhism in Singapore, led to the building of this temple.

Our final stop is a Tibetan Buddhist Temple where many of their devotees are young Singaporeans. The small but colourful temple is very involved in charity work, including providing free Traditional Chinese Medicine consulting service, acupuncture and medicine for the needy.

Meeting point: At the front of Newton Hawker Centre, 9.00am

Please note :

  • Please put on attire which covers shoulders and knees
  • Foot ware to be easily slipped on/off as we need to remove them at the entrances to the temples
  • Bring a bottle of water 
  • Our tour has several stops that can be reached via transportation. A bus is available and transport charges, which have to be paid directly to the bus driver on the day of the tour, apply (depending on the number of participants). 

Member: 45$                                     Non-Member: 59$ 

    Please note: A minimum number of participants is needed for the tour to proceed. Tour will be cancelled should the required minimum number of participants not be met 3 days before the tour date. Your ticket will be refunded in this case.

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