I managed to visit this place while en route from Changi International Airport in Singapore on a... read more
Hello Let me see if I can answer these. 1. where exactly this location is at? i tried to find online, it shows me a private estate in singapore. the estate look rundown. - It is not available to see online. This is the... More
Hello Let me see if I can answer these. 1. where exactly this location is at? i tried to find online, it shows me a private estate in singapore. the estate look rundown. - It is not available to see online. This is the Holy Altar of the Ming Dynasty Emperors, and no one is allowed to perform photography or videography onsite. - All cameras will be confiscated. - It is a private villa built for housing spirits, the ancestral spirits of the Imperial Clan, and not for any human beings. 2. admission charges still free as of now? - It is FREE. By cheque donation only, you must leave on a shallow plate before glancing or looking at the Altar. - If you look at the Altar without donating from your heart (it doesn't matter the size of the gift but must be sincere from the heart and relative to your means), you are considered to be spiritually stealing from the Imperial gods and will anger the spirits. 3. do i need to book appointment if i were to visit? - There is no formal booking. There are not many visitors there. There is a number you can call if you visit and ask the Thai janitor. You can call her Mrs. Keow. She only speaks fluent Hokkien and Thai. - If the gates are closed, the Imperial family is Visiting and you must come again another time. This means that the Spirits of the Altar do not welcome you to visit this time and will not answer your prayers even if you go past the gates. - When the gates are open, the Spirits are welcoming you to pay respects at the Altar, and will answer your prayers from your heart. thanks very much. Thank you very much. P.S.: Menstruating women, those who have committed evil and have been ostracized by Chinese society or clans cannot enter. Like war criminals, those who have persecuted others, etc. They can write a request for the Imperial Family to offer joss-sticks or pray for them. Normally a letter accompanies a donation. Either for votive candle or for prayers. This is NOT a shrine, NOT a temple, NOT a Western Museum. It is a Chinese Ancestral Museum. The Ancestral Museum means it is a place where old belongings of the deceased Imperial Priests are curated, and where their Spirits are believed to be resided even after they leave this life.