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Hungry Ghosts

posted Jul 1, 2012, 6:30 AM by jj pionke
My condo, that is mine for all of another hour and a half or so, is near the Chinese Garden MRT stop.  It's aptly named as there are a lot of Chinese people here.  Earlier last week, I saw tents going up here and there as well as flags in some areas, like these:

Hungry Ghost Flags

I asked around and discovered that this is the 7th month of the lunar calendar and according to the Chinese, that means it's Ghost Month.  It also means that the temple across the street from the condo has had a lot of traditional sounding music coming out of it all day.  So, I wandered over there for a few minutes to see what was up.  Apparently, it's traditional Chinese theater.  I am not sure if it was a comedy or a tragedy, but it did involve a bride.

Chinese theater across the street