History Of The Temple
He once left Singapore and lived in Malaysia for more than three years. After Wang Zhuji returned to Singapore, he brought the Nine Emperor Gods to the Dew Garden four miles away in Hougang to worship him, which became famous far and wide. At that time, there was a wealthy businessman, Wang Shuidou, who believed in the Nine Emperor Gods very devoutly. He donated a piece of vacant land five miles away from Hougang to build the Nine Emperor Gods Temple in Hougang, and handed it over to Wang Zhuji to take charge of it. Wang Shuidou’s ancestral home is Zhao’an, Fujian. He was once employed by overseas Chinese leader Tan Kah Kee as a rickshaw driver. Later, he founded a pineapple factory. When the First World War broke out, the price of pineapples rose sharply, and he made a fortune. Wang Shuidou’s name ranks first on the Dou Mu Gong inscription. After the Dou Mu Gong was built, the incense became increasingly popular. Every year in the ninth month of the lunar calendar, the celebration of the birthday of the gods attracted countless people to participate. When ceremonies such as “inviting the gods”, “parading” and “sending off the gods” were held, there must be lively parades. follow.
Mission and Vision
Actively carry out cultural exchanges with the Nine Emperor Gods at home and abroad; spread Taoist culture; serve Singaporean citizens regardless of race, language, and belief through charity; and promote understanding and exchanges between different faiths in Singaporean society.
The Kew Ong Yah Temple (Upper Serangoon Road) Trust Management Committee is committed to leading the temple, promoting the education of Taoist culture and the dissemination of the belief in the Nine Emperor Gods, and benefiting the community and the public through charity.