Che Kung Temple

Only time can tell what to make of this 'wicked' lot

Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat draws fortune sticks for Hong Kong in Che Kung Temple. Photo: Felix Wong

In the annual ceremony at Sha Tin's Che Kung temple, Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat drew a stick bearing the number 95. The message on the stick, loosely translated, read: "In a splendid carriage you embarked on your journey. Today, you came home barefoot. Is it that you failed the imperial examination? Or did you lose all your gold in business?"

Monday, 18 February, 2013, 5:09am

It's time for Hong Kong to make its own luck

Annual Taoist ritual to pick Hong Kong's fortune stick at the Che Kung Temple should be let go of. Photo: Felix Wong

No matter how one spins these fortune sticks at the Che Kung Temple, as Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat tried to, this is one of those "rituals" we need to let go of.

18 Feb 2013 - 1:59pm 1 comment

Fortune stick warns of political, economic challenges

Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat prepares to draw a fortune stick in a Taoist fortune-telling ceremony on Monday morning at Che Kung Temple in Tai Wai. Photo: Felix Wong

Lau Wong-fat, chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk, drew a stick of the worst category at Che Kung Temple in Sha Tin.

11 Feb 2013 - 7:00pm 1 comment