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Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple - 3

These not too comfortable on the back chairs are seen at the upper level of Hokkien Kongsi. The Kongsi occupies part of the Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple. Intricate artwork can be seen on the ceiling beams. Restoration work was carried out at the Hock Teik Cheng Sin. Today, this temple is symbolic of the values of the community and rituals conducted in a fashion very similar to what was practiced in the Fujian Province (from where most of them originated). 

Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple - 3

These not too comfortable on the back chairs are seen at the upper level of Hokkien Kongsi. The Kongsi occupies part of the Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple. Intricate artwork can be seen on the ceiling beams. Restoration work was carried out at the Hock Teik Cheng Sin. Today, this temple is symbolic of the values of the community and rituals conducted in a fashion very similar to what was practiced in the Fujian Province (from where most of them originated). 

comments (19)

Ces chaises sont très belles même si elles ne sont pas très confortables.
Ayush Basu: I agree with you, Martine.
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 6 Sep 2017, 03:23
You sit in chair like that...rest back...whack your head on the concrete wall behind...see stars...curse...

I wonder if that is part of the ritual...
Ayush Basu: Perhaps a pig tail should cushion the blow, Ray grin
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 6 Sep 2017, 05:00
Beautiful details on the chairs. they don't look comfortable, however that keeps you awake and pay attention..
Ayush Basu: I suppose they also went for something that imparts an upright posture and does not encourage slouching, Astrid.
They don't make them like this anymore, Ayush, do they?!
Ayush Basu: I imagine not, Ginnie. I think one person would heave and ho to move them around!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 6 Sep 2017, 06:26
I don't think I'd like to sit on one of these for any length of time Ayush
Ayush Basu: I am with you on this, Chris.
Magnifique travail de sculpture ..et des chaises très belles
Bonne journée
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you liked it, Claudine.
And a very good day to you too.
Those chairs look like they were made to impress not to be sat on...well not for long!
Ayush Basu: I suppose they also went for something that imparts an upright posture and does not encourage slouching, Bill.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 6 Sep 2017, 08:14
I would imagine that one could end up with an imprint of the design on one's back Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Reminds me of the fellow who fell asleep in Mercedes with head on the wheel and had the tristar imprinted on his forehead, Chad.
ouch, not too comfy on the butt either chairs lol they are pretty to look at tho!
Ayush Basu: Unless one brings along a cushion, Elaine grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Sep 2017, 09:41
I think they don't want people to sleep under the ceremonies.
Ayush Basu: I suppose they also went for something that imparts an upright posture and does not encourage slouching, Louis.
Whilst being artistic in design they don't look very comfortable.
Ayush Basu: I agree with you Brian, I also imagine re-arranging/moving them around would not be easy.
They certainly do look uncomfortable.
Ayush Basu: I guess they went strong and sturdy construction, and a concept that encourages people not to slouch, Mary.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Sep 2017, 14:30
religion and suffering seem to go and in hand. No doubt the hard chairs allows the sitter to focus on the message and not wallow in comfort.
Ayush Basu: Yes, now that you mention it, it seems almost acceptable to be miserable, Alan.
They certainly are beautiful to look at.
Ayush Basu: Personally, I liked everything about these heavy timbered, deep toned chairs with their intricate patterns and ruler straight lines, Michael.
Oh, my ancestors came from Canton. smileNext to Fujian. There are more Hokkien people in Penang, Singapore.
Ayush Basu: Oh that is interesting.
And there are not that many Cantonese food options too in Singapore.... smile
Interesting looking chairs.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the visit, CherryPie. Personally, I liked everything about these heavy timbered, deep toned chairs with their intricate patterns and ruler straight lines.
Everything well polished I see...
Ayush Basu: Personally, I liked everything about these heavy timbered, deep toned chairs with their intricate patterns and ruler straight lines, Larry.
Everything well polished I see...
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 8 Sep 2017, 03:11
Such beautiful detail on the backs.
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you liked the details, Bonnie.

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