Festival at Then Hou Temple in Hainan Village, Port Dickson

Hainan Village in Port Dickson has been in existence for more than a century. With the outflow of youth, only 35 households remain residing.

The Then Hou Temple built in the village is a hundred years old, and organises an annual festival occasion during 23rd March of the lunar calendar to celebrate The Empress of Heaven (Mazu)’s birthday. The village population who reside in dispersed outstation areas would return to their hometown, and work collectively to cook traditional Hainanese delicacies such as mutton soup for the consumption of villagers and guests alike, joining in celebration and making merry together. Meanwhile, there is hope that the Hainanese culture could be inherited from one generation to another, the legacy of traditional Hainanese dishes and customs continues.

Text: Daniel Lim & Pua Hui Wen

有你 UNI Production
Producer : Mok Yii Chek
Cinematographer : Amelia Lim / Evon Pang
Video Editor : Evon Pang
Music : Troutdale from Felt Music


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