19 April 2017 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Telok Ayer Street
Instructor: Karen Lucas
Tour Guide: Charlotte Chu
Experience Required: Working knowledge of Aperture Priority mode
Gear Required: DSLR Camera or similar (all brands welcome)
Join this unique photography and touring experience in collaboration with historian and tour guide Charlotte Chu.
This walking + photography tour traces an area that until 1843 bordered the coastline – now it’s six blocks inland! In the colonial times this is where travelers arrived with the monsoon winds, stepped ashore and visited their respective places of worship to give thanks for a safe arrival. One such place is the Thian Hock Keng Temple where we begin our tour.
On the day of the tour it will be Ma Zu-Goddess of Sea’s Birthday which is celebrated at the Thian Hock Keng Temple. She is said to protect fisherman and sailors and is widely worshipped in South East Asia, as many S-E Asian countries have strong sea-faring traditions. Hear some of the legends about her and capture some of the colourful celebrations of her birthday including a traditional Chinese puppet show.
After a tea break, we will pass by various clan associations and learn about why they are known as ‘One of the pillars of Chinese society’.
We will end our tour at the colourful Teochew Temple on Phillip Street at the back of Raffles Place. If we are lucky we may even be able to photograph a Chinese Opera!
Meeting point : Telok Ayer Street, in front of Thian Hock Keng Temple
Ending point : Phillip St
Fee includes: temple donations, refreshing drink, tour guiding by Charlotte Chu and photography instruction by Karen Lucas
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