Tua Pek Gong Tree, Ang Mo Kio Ave 5

Tua Pek Gong Tree, Ang Mo Kio Ave 5Liu Yong Jiang, 63, ‘Under The Big Tree’ committee presidentBuilt in 2003 by a committee of shop owners in the nearby wet market, this Tua PekGong temple is called 大树下 (literally: Under The Big Tree) and is well-known forgranting prayers and lottery wins to its devotees. About 3,000 joss sticks are burnt therea day.Clothes shop-owner Liu Yong Jiang, who is the president of the temple committee, saysthe raintree has flourished with the shrine and has become a place for people to rest inthe shade, read and even play chess. When devotees get their prayers answered, theyreturn with coffee for the deity every day. Mr Liu has also seen monkeys climb up thetree while others once spotted a cobra.