Ping Ann Tung Association
The Evolution / Origin of Ping Ann Tung Association
Well before the Seventies, an idol figurine craftsman in a Kampong at Lor. 29 Geylang Road, near the then wet market, created a portrait of the Goddess of Mercy with the intent for villagers to offer their prayers for peace and prosperity at a make-shift shrine. In 1976, due to the mystical divinity of the "Divine Enforcer" from the 3rd Court of Hell, Tua Ya Peh entrusted the worldly task with the Jade Emperor's Imperial Edit to a medium – Mr Tan Hong Lee to deliver salvation to devotees for 2 years. During the process of carrying out this divine task, URA’s resettlement plan caused the residents of the Kampong to be resettled. As there was no caretaker for the make-shift shrine, Mr Tan Hong Lee invited, through a ritual, the portrait of the Goddess of Mercy to his home for worship. Time flies and with the fulfilment of the 2 years salvation commitment, Mr Tan Hong Lee stopped his work as a medium for Tua Ya Peh. Ping Ann Tung’s humble beginning started in 1979 with a former lady devotee, seeking medical cure for her illness that had not recovered. Through divine intervention, the “Divine Enforcer” appeared in her dreams one night and advised her to obtain their Idols and the Divine Arm Chair, and seek an appropriate medium that is willing to be entrusted by Tua Ya Peh to cure her cancer. After numerous enquiries, the woman finally found Mr Tan Hong Lee who agreed to be entrusted again by the "Divine Enforcer" to deliver salvation. With Tua Yah Peh's help, the woman miraculously recovered from cancer. From then on, Mr Tan Hong Lee started a shrine in home at Aljunied under the name "Ping Ann Tung" – literally meaning Peace & Calmness (as advised by the "Divine Enforcer") with the mission of "Attaining Everlasting Jubilation through Salvation to all Earthly Humans and Cultivating Peace and Harmony to all". With the news of the cancer stricken devotee's recovery permeating, devotees from all walks of life, race and religion started to seek Tua Ya Peh's advice to solve their woes and problems. With the growing number of devotees, it was apparent that the small HDB flat could no longer accommodate the size. In 1980, Ping Ann Tung was relocated to a Zinc roof house beside the Katong Swimming Club to continue its mission of delivering salvation to its devotees. However, with an on-going enbloc development of the site for private housing, Tua Ya Peh directed one of the devotees living around Lor 3 Geylang to look for an alternative site for the temple. On his advice, a unit at Block 407 Lor 3 Geylang road was indeed available for sale. In 1982, with strong financial support from devotees, the unit at Block 1 No.407 Lor 3 Geylang was purchased. Tua Ya Peh, together with a group of volunteers, continues to help devotees from all walks of life, race, language or religion to address their woes and problems. Due to the huge number of devotees seeking help, consultation usually lend on wee hours of morning. The Goddess of Mercy also entrusted another medium to deliver salvation to devotees at Ping Ann Tung and consultation was held every first and fifteen of the lunar month. Ping Ann Tung was officially registered as an association on 12 May 1998 and was renamed as "Ping Ann Tung Association". In 2002, land around Lor 3 Geylang was acquired by the Government due to LTA's road development of the PIE. Ping Ann Tung fortunately with the strong financial support of all its devotees and volunteers managed to purchase a freehold unit at 24 Lor 25 Geylang Road, to allow devotees to have a permanent place of worship. On 29 June 2003, in conjunction with the God's anniversary celebration on the 30th day of the 5th Lunar month, Ping Ann Tung finally relocated to its current location, with which shall continue to bless the masses and do good deeds for the society.
新加坡平安坛供奉的南海紫竹林观音佛祖画像原为七十年代之前，芽笼29巷甘榜里巴刹边，一位雕刻金身师傅的精心画作，供奉在路旁亭子内供村民膜拜，保佑村民出入平安。 1976年间，三殿大爷伯显灵附身于陈鸿利君之身，向玉皇大帝领旨降乩救世二年，为善男信女消灾解惑，善信获益者甚多。此时，适逢市区重建发展，甘榜拆迁，村内亭子神像无人受理，陈鸿利君于是将观音佛祖画像迎请回家供奉。二年约满，陈鸿利君回复自由身，不再扶乩办事。 1979年，一位曾经求治于三殿大爷伯的信女，疾患尚未痊愈，四处求医无门。三殿大爷伯托梦购买大二爷伯金身与宝座，寻找三殿大爷伯乩童，请求三殿大爷伯乩童降乩为她解除病痛。经过一段时间四处查访，终于找到陈鸿利君，并答应帮忙她，降乩为她治病，恢复健康。从此，开始在阿裕尼住家设坛救世，乩示坛名“平安坛”，宗旨“救世万民通天下，世间欢乐永存在”。往后，信众每逢有急事或要处理的重大事情，必来请示三殿大爷伯消灾解迷津。三殿大爷伯降乩救世，威灵显赫的消息传开，远近的信徒慕名而来，求度迷津者络绎不绝，香火更旺盛非常。由于上门求助者众，办事场地也显得不足。1980年，迁移至加东中华游泳池旁的锌板屋，继续为善男信女指点迷津。后来因为该地段将发展私宅而又得另觅场地。当时，三殿大爷伯指示一名居住在芽笼三巷的香客，去了解附近住户的情况。果然有一住户有意售出。1982年，在善信的热心鼎力支持下，购下芽笼三巷，1号大牌，407号一个单位，继续为信众服务，前来问事者不分种族、言语、宗教，三殿大爷伯领导一群义务理事，为信众解惑。由于求助者众，经常办公至凌晨。在此期间，南海观音佛祖每逢初一十五也降乩救世，救苦救难，求助者众，香火兴旺非常。 1998年5月12日正式注册为平安坛协会。2002年市区重建局扩建快速公路，征用芽笼三巷部分地段。幸得善男信女热心支持，理事们合心合力，购得芽笼25巷24号永久地契产业。2003年6月29日(农历五月三十日)，择日众神晋宫暨庆祝二十四周年纪念。 平安坛诸位众神于此福祉供信众敬拜祈福，祈愿香火延续，福荫苍生。救苦万民通天下，世间欢乐永存在的精神永垂不朽。
Lunar: 19th of 2nd mth - Birthday of Guanyin
庚子(鼠)年五月初一日至五月初三日 : 周年纪念，暨诸位众神千秋
Lunar: 1st of 6th mth to 3rd of 6th mth
Jun - Temple anniversary and birthday of all deities
庚子(鼠)年五月十九日 : 观音成道日
Lunar: 19th of 6th mth - Guanyin Enlightenment Day
庚子(鼠)年八月十九日 : 观音出家日
Lunar: 19th of 9th mth - Guanyin Renunciation Day
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