Thursday, June 5, 2008

Kong Hiap Memorial Museum 广洽纪念馆

The art museum, located near Aljunied MRT is opened only on Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays, and every 1st & 8th of the Lunar Month (10am to 5pm). Free Admission. It houses the prized collection of the respectable late Venerable Kong Hiap.

The collection includes Chinese paintings and calligraphy works of Venerable Ying Guang (印光大师), Venerable Hong Yi (弘一大师), Feng Zi Kai (丰子恺), Qi Baishi (齐白石), Yu Dafu (郁达夫) and many others of internationally accomplished arts and literary figures of his generation.
Within the building, there is also a simple yet elegant shrine. Dharma talk & chanting sessions are also conducted by a Venerable from Amitabha Buddhist Society in Mandarin as per timetable indicated below. Time-table as per informed by the volunteers :
1st day of Lunar Month: 10am-11.30am Chanting session 大悲忏
8th day of Lunar Month: 2pm-3pm Dharma Talk, 3pm-4pm Chanting session 佛说阿弥陀经
All are Welcome to join in above sessions. :-)

The museum is located at 8 Geylang East Ave 1, S'pore 389780 (Tel: 6846 7491).
It is near main road before HDB block of the famous Kwan Inn Vegn Food, and opposite main entrance of Central Grove Condo.
Nearest MRT: Aljunied station
By bus: SBS - 2, 13, 21, 26, 40, 51, SMRT - 67, 853C (You may alight at Aljunied MRT or walk back if alight 1 stop after)

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