Travels in Sinshih
Southern Taiwan Science Park Singang Tang (Singang Hall)
The site of Singang Tang (Singang Hall) includes the areas surrounding Titang Gang (Titang Harbor) of old Taijiang Lagoon, including the locale of Gangsi Wenshuguan (Gangsi book archives) during the reign of Prince Jheng Cheng-gong of the Ming Dynasty as well as the major Siraya settlement at Singang She as well as Jhongliao, Sanjia, Zaizihnei, Wujiancuo, Taiyejhuang, Daoye Jhuang, and Muzha Jhuang settlements. Due to the complex history involved, the place was thus renamed as Singang Tang. Singang Tang Temple of Southern Taiwan Science Park was originally located at the old Gangsi Wenshuguan (Gangsi book archives) built during the Dutch era. The Temple was established to provide seats for all the traditional Taiwanese deities led by Jhen'gang Yuanshuai (Marshal who pacifies the Harbor) from the 13 temples to Youying Gong (Youying Lords, or people who have lost their lives due to wrongs or mishaps) within the premises of the science park. Singang Tang was first completed in 2006. Most of the deities were provided with seats or tablets, while original images were preserved for a few deities that became yet another feature of the Temple. The Temple also provided a seat for Dicangwang Pusa (Kṣitigarbha Buddha), while a Singangshe Regional Culture Museum was established on the first floor of the building.
Gazebos, pavilions, Chinese corridors, Liushang gazebos, poetry plazas, and mustering platform built around the retention basins in front of the Temple have been designed ac- cording to the appearance of the temple to symbolise Titang Crossing of Titang Harbor at old Taijiang Lagoon. The second floor of Singang Tang would be the location where the deities of Southern Taiwan Science Park were seated. The hall serves as a new place for the various gods and deities who have been housed within the small temples in the Science Park. Mayor Cheng Chih-nan of Sinshih Town personally composed a creative poetry and invited many renowned calligraphers to offer their work. These masterpieces were then engraved upon the two-story temple. The original work was made into a plaque and displayed at the main hall, making Singang Tang one of the few cultural temples in Taiwan. The Temple also serves to promote the culture of the Siraya tribe of the Pingpu people, the cultural history of Singangshe, and the history of Han immigra- tion in the region, in order to reflect upon the origins of Sinshih District and to envisage the modern era and a future guided by technological development.
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