21st Memorial Day Ceremony of Phrakhru Prakassa Dhammakun on Sunday, 24th December 2017

posted 12 Dec 2017, 22:34 by Wat Palelai   [ updated 20 Feb 2018, 18:20 ]

Dear Members and Devotees                                            

 21st Memorial Day Ceremony of  Phrakru Prakassa Dhammakun

on Sunday,  24th December 2017



Phrakru Prakassa Dhammakun (fondly known as Luong Phor) was born on 6th April 1923 in Buriram province, Thailand. He undertook novice ordination in the Buddhist Sangha at the age of 16 and received higher ordination in 1943. He started his missionary work upon completing his studies at the Mahamakut Buddhist University in Thailand. This took him to the Southern province of Thailand (Songkhla) and the Northern parts of the Malaysia peninsula. He first arrived in Singapore in 1960 and took up residence at Wat Ananda Metyarama in Jalan Bukit Merah.


In order to effectively spread the Buddha’s teachings to Singaporeans, the late Luong Phor  decided to start up a temple of his own. This marked the beginning of the Palelai Buddhist Temple in Singapore. It was on 3rd April 1962 that Luong Phor and another Thai monk founded our temple. The temple was first housed at Poh Huat Road. Over the course of time, Palelai moved to larger premises in order to accommodate the growing numbers of members and devotees. It was first moved to Jalan Nipah and subsequently to our present location at 49 Bedok Walk. From the new premises, under the guidance of Luong Phor, events of the Buddhist calendar were celebrated regularly. The Sunday Dhamma classes and Tuesday meditation sessions were also conducted regularly for the members and devotees. In addition, the temple helped to propagate Dhamma by inviting visiting monks to give Dhamma talks, holding meditation sessions and printing Dhamma books for free distribution.


Luong Phor passed away on 22nd December 1996 in Bangkok, Thailand and in gratitude of his generosity and kindness to the needy, a Bursary Award in his name was later established by the Sangha and the Board of Management of Palelai Buddhist Temple.


The temple will be conducting a memorial service to commemorate the 21st  Anniversary of Luong Phor  on Sunday,  24th  December 2017.  The Event Organiser (EO) will be Brother  Tan Cheng Wah.


On behalf of the Resident monks and Board of Management, we would like to invite you, your family  and friends to join us in this meritorious deed.






(1923 - 1996)





Venue              :   Main Shrine Palelai Buddhist Temple


Date                 :   24th  December 2017  (Sunday)



Programme :


8.00 am           Food Stall opens to members & devotees


9.00 am           Pindapata (Alms Round).


9.30 am           Commencement of Memorial Service.


11.00 am        Dana Offerings  to the  Sangha.




May all beings be well and happy.

With Metta,

Board of Management
Palelai Buddhist Temple