Whenever I visit a hawker centre for the first time to have a meal, I also search for its shrine. For every hawker centre, there is a unique shrine with its own deities, bearing a unique history. The hawker centre shrine is the nexus of the combined faith of a closely-knit community.
This is the shrine for the Cheng San Market & Cooked Food Centre at Block 527 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10. In Chinese, it is called 宏茂桥五二七巴刹和联合社大伯公 (Hong Mao Qiao Wu Er Qi Ba Sha He Lian He She Da Bo Gong), literally translated as “Ang Mo Kio 527 Market United Society Tua Pek Kong”.
The shrine has one deity - Tua Pek Kong.
According to the 7th Lunar Month poster next to the shrine, the market and cooked food centre’s 7th Lunar Month festival was on Day 14 (21 August) this year.