28 November 2010

Chong Ghee Temple 崇義廟 , Singapore

Chong Ghee Temple 崇義廟

(崇义庙) Chong Yi Miao
chóng yì miào 80 Rivervale Cres

http://geomancy.net/upload/chong-gheetemple1.jpgWebsite: http://www.chonggheetemple.com/
ROS 0127/1985 (13 Jun 1985) & Charity 00616 (19 Jan 1989).
18 Jan 2009 联合晚报 rpt of temple dinner (p8).
Aerial photo of it & Kampong Tengah Thian Hou Keng in 16 Dec 2008 联合晚报 (p5).
Article in 24 Nov 2008 (10M27) 新明日报 (p14) & 25 Nov 2008 联合晚报 (p10) for event on 28 Nov - 21 Dec 2008 (11M01-11M24).
Article in 10 Nov 2008 联合晚报 (p17) for 12-13 Nov 2008 event.
Article in 新明日报 on 11 Nov 2008 (10M14) on p09.
Article in 新明日报 on 15 Jan 2008 (12M08) on p09.
Article in 2005 book, 庙宇文化: 新加坡民俗导览 (vol 1), pp.112-115.
Taoist Federation (新加坡道教总会) member [Info from 庙宇文化, 2005].


崇义庙重要历史刊物:《历史走廊》
      


















 崇义庙是一家供奉关帝圣君为主神的道教庙宇,成立于六十年代,早期位于乡村虽然简陋,却具备浓烈甘榜精神和风貌。
     崇义庙当时坐落惹加由一带俗称“万兴山”乡村,万兴山分为内村和外村;外村早有关帝神坛让村民膜拜及降乩救世,后来因故没继续为村民服务,就把奉祀的关帝公金身转送给内村村民。
     七十年代,内村建议要为关圣帝君塑造金身,并修建一间“关帝庙”,结果获得热烈支持,大家有钱出钱,有力出力,还有人捐出地皮作为建庙之用,在村民同心协力下,庙宇终于落成了。
     庙 址有着落后,接着得为关帝雕塑全身,当时关帝曾降旨雕塑金身须捉3只虎头蜂(大黄蜂)放入金身以增加灵气。金身完成后原本要将庙命名为万兴山忠义庙,但在 对面的万国山也有一间忠义庙,为避免日后产生混乱及不必要的麻烦,故将庙名命为崇义庙,意思是崇拜关公的忠义正直之精神。
     1970年农历五月初九吉日,崇义庙请了道长为关帝公及诸众神明举行开光仪式,并在五月初十夜晚设宴招待村民香客,大事庆祝使庆典活动更趋热闹。
     此后,每年农历五月初十都宴请村民香客,香火渐渐鼎盛,也就开始招收炉友、名誉主席及会员,祀拜活动也兴盛,每当村民五谷欠收,家畜不顺等问题,庙理事就请关帝指示,或举行巡境或过清火等仪式,皆在清除害虫及不祥物,让大家能过平静安稳生活。
     随着庙宇兴旺,不久也成立了崇义体育会,这是由惹兰加由区国会议员黄树人提议而设立的,目的在于促进村民之间的体育康乐活动,庙旁建有一个篮球场,球场观众席是村民茶余饭后聚会闲聊的好地方。
     1974年崇义庙成立了第一届管委会,负责管理庙务及一切体育事务;到1985年黄树人议员建议崇义庙向社团注册局申请注册,成为一个合法社团。
     1993年崇义旧庙受到国家新镇发展计划影响而被征用,1996年搬迁至淡滨尼旧路附近的租贷排屋作为临时庙宇,继续奉祀关圣帝君及众神明的香火,这时另寻庙址重建崇义庙已属当务之急。
     1995 年以陈坚枝先生为首,联同胡荣丰、潘奕福、王桂川、洪锦云与林德和等,成立重建新庙筹募基金委员,得到新旧理事鼎力支持。由于重建新庙需要多达400万元 资金,众理事经过多年努力展开筹款活动,一心一意朝向重建新庙宏愿迈进,间中得到旧村民、炉友、名誉主席、会员、社会贤达、社团、宫庙、中元会、善翁友 好、善男信女等热心支持,无论是乐捐或认购,包括庙内龙柱、神龛、云石围墙、大香炉、彩梁、壁画、墨宝、建庙盾牌、字画、投标福物、镀金赤兔马等。
     另 外也得到本庙名誉顾问前国会议员王章明先生协助,与有关政府部门协商,申请理想建庙地点。1998年8月理事会决定联合“半港天后宫”,在盛港河谷湾(盛 港新镇145座组屋对面)购置一块2000平方米(地契30年)的空地兴建新庙。这也应验了关帝出乩曾喻示的,新庙将建在旧庙后面,吉方坐东向西。
     2000年9月8日举行动土仪式,经过两年的兴建工程,宏伟巍峨,古色古香的崇义庙,终于建峻落成,可谓功成圆满。
     2002 年11月19日举行关圣帝君暨诸众神明晋庙升座典礼。在本庙理事积极带动下,庙务顺利发展,对于未来的展望,抱着取之社会用诸社会宗旨,将庙务范围由弘扬 道法、宣扬道教推广至福利活动、慈善事业!除此逢传统佳节都主办庆祝会,让信徒和附近居民参与;也在新春佳节宴请乐龄与残障人士,派发新年红包;同时赞助 社区活动基金,响应政府号召,促进种族和谐,坚守忠、孝、仁、义、 信、爱及和平等理念,积极造福人群,为国家社会做出更多贡献。


chóng yì miào history of the corridor
Incense in the temple Chongyi
chóng yì miào important historical publications: "Historical Corridor"
chóng yì miào dedicated to Kwan Tai Temple is a monarch and the main god of the Taoist temple, founded in the sixties, early in the village is a simple one, but have a strong spirit and character of the Kampong.
    
chóng yì miào increase was provoked by the area located commonly known as "million Xingshan" village, into the village and Xingshan million outside the village; outside the village early on worshiping God and the altar let the villagers down mediums salvation, then for some reason did not continue serving the villagers , put enshrined golden statue of Guan transmitted to the public within the village.
     
Seventies, the village proposed for Kuan create gilded, and the construction of a "temple", the results obtained strong support, we have money to pay, resistance effort, and others to donate land for use as a temple, the concerted efforts of the villagers, the temple was finally completed.
Has lagged behind the temple site, and then have to Guan Di sculpture the body, then gilded sculpture of Kwan Tai has made a decree to be caught three hornets (Hornet) to increase the aura into the golden statue. Golden statue to the temple was originally named after the temple million Xingshan loyalty, but in nations across the mountain temple also has a loyalty in order to avoid future confusion and unnecessary troubles, it will be life in worship of the temple were chóng yì miào, mean chóng yì miào worship Guan Gong's spirit of integrity, loyalty.
     
May 1970 Lunar chóng yì miào auspicious ninth day,
chóng yì miào invited a head for the Temple of Guan gods multitude of public and held at the opening ceremony and gave a banquet in the evening on May tenth day the villagers pilgrims, event more lively celebration of the festival .
     
Since then, the annual Lunar New Year banquet on May tenth day the villagers are pilgrims, incense peak gradually, it began to recruit friends furnace, Honorary Chairman and members, worship worship activities are flourishing, when the villagers grain crop failure, livestock and other issues ring true, the temple members to Please Kuan instructions, or the inspection tour at the ceremony of fire or too clear, both in removing pests and ominous objects, so that we can secure a quiet life.
     
With the temple and prosperity soon set up a Chongyi Sports Association, which is provoked by the District Congress Langa proposed by Hwang established, the purpose is to promote sports and recreational activities among the villagers, the temple built next to a basketball court, golf course gossip of villagers gathering audience a good place to chat.
     
1974 chóng yì miào established meaning of the First Temple Management Committee, responsible for managing the temple and all sports; to 1985, Hwang's proposal
chóng yì miào Office for the registration to the Registrar of Societies, as a legal society.
1993, chóng yì miào old by the State of New Town Development Plan was expropriated in 1996, moved to Old Tampines Road, near the temple as a temporary rental townhouses, and the gods continue in memory of Emperor Guan Ming incense, Then find a new reconstruction of the temple site is already a top priority Chongyi Temple.
     
1995 for students, led by Chen Jian chóng yì miào, together with Hurong Feng, Pan Yifu, Wang Guichuan, Hong Jinyun with Linde and so on, build a new temple was established to raise funds, member of the old and new members get their support. Rebuild the temple as many as 400 million yuan of funds required, all members after years of efforts to start fund-raising activities, single-minded ambition to move towards the reconstruction of a new temple, occasionally get the old village, furnace friends, Honorary Chairman, members, community leaders, associations, Palace Temple, the seventh month, good Weng friendly, enthusiastic support and other believers, either donate or subscribe for, including the temple Zhu, altar, marble walls, a large incense burner, color beams, murals, calligraphy, temple shields, calligraphy, bid good luck items, gold-plated Red Horse and so on.
     
There is also an honorary consultant by the Temple of former congressman Mr. Wang Zhangming assistance, in consultation with relevant government departments to apply the ideal temple site. August 1998 the Council decided to join the "semi-Tin Hau Temple in Hong Kong" in Sengkang Valley Bay (145 Sengkang HDB new town opposite) the purchase of a 2000 square meters (30-year lease) of open space to build a new temple. This is also a testament to Guan Yu had a freak show, the new temple will be built behind the old temple, sitting east to west Kyrgyzstan.
     
September 8, 2000 groundbreaking ceremony was held, after two years of construction, the magnificent towering, antique Chongyi Temple, built Jun finally completed, can be described as off the ground successfully.
     
November 19, 2002 at Kuan Jin temple gods cum multitude Shengzuo ceremony. Active members in the Temple, led by the smooth development of the temple, the outlook for the future, with arms taken from society on society, and will promote the Road, the temple range from law, to welfare activities to promote the promotion of Taoism, charity! In addition to this traditional festival is organized every celebration, believers and nearby residents participation; also happy New Year dinner and disabled people age, distribution of the New Year red packets; also sponsored community events fund, to respond to the call to promote racial harmony, which insists on loyalty, filial piety , benevolence, righteousness, faith, love and peace, philosophy, positive well-being, for the country to contribute more to society.