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Where Gods Are Born

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  • Go behind the scenes at Say Tian Hng, a 4th-generation Taoist effigy-making shop established in 1896, one of the last-surviving heritage businesses in Singapore
  • Conducted by docents who are friends of the Ng family, the Where Gods Are Born cultural education programme will introduce you to the stories of the deities and craft that has been passed down over centuries
  • In this programme, you will learn the stories of some of the ancient heroes and the timeless values they symbolise. You will also learn about the craft of effigy-making and the iconography - such as the motifs, facial features, and weapons - used in the depiction of the deities
  • You will learn how Grandma Ng brought up 7 kids while running the business, the impact of Singapore's rapid urban renewal on this heritage business, and what the 4th generation is doing today to reinvent the business
  • The artisans will not be participating in the programme, but they will be working in the shop
  • There will not be any demonstrations or hands-on activities, but the docents will explain the craft using visual aids and tools
  • The programme is secular in nature and suitable for guests of all religions and races. No prior knowledge of Taoism is required
  • We are keeping each group size small for COVID safe management as well as a more intimate learning experience
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US$ 33.05
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