Pulau Ubin, the granite island, comes alive for a few days around the full moon of the fourth month of the Chinese calendar, when the celebrations in honour of the Taoist deity Tua Pek Kong are held. The festivities, now still going on, offers an opportunity to have a glimpse into a Singapore we have discarded. The highlight for many is the Teochew opera performance, which is being held on five of the six evenings of the six day celebration, the last being this evening. The festival will end tomorrow, with a getai performance.
More information can be found in the following posts:
- This year’s festival programme: The celebration returns to Pulau Ubin
- Last year’s festivities on the full moon: The festive face of Ubin
- Getai night at Ubin: Watching the stars under the stars
- The seventh month at Ubin: A dying tradition lives on under the light of the silvery moon
Photographs of Pulau Ubin taken during the full moon of the fourth month this year