Exhibition Tour to Singapore

From May 26 to June 8, 2024, a four-member team led by Ms. Tsering Choezom, Head of the Astro-Science Department, was invited by the Tibetan Buddhist Centre (TBC) in collaboration with Singapore History Consultants (SHC) to participate in the ‘Rise of Asia Museum (RoAM) Buddhist Exhibition’ at Haw Par Villa (HPV), Singapore. The team included Dr. Tenzin Kunga, Deputy Head of the Herbal Products Research Department; Dr. Sonam Wangmo, Deputy Head of the Research & Development Department; and Ms. Kunsang Chodon, an Astro-Science practitioner.

The visit focused on preparing exhibits of artifacts, such as medical and astrological thangkas, medical instruments, and various pills, from May 29 to June 7, 2024, ahead of the official launch of the RoAM Buddhist Exhibition later this year. This preparation involved labeling and cataloguing the items with appropriate descriptions and training the SHC team members for the exhibition to ensure the museum’s readiness for the launch.

This venture provided an excellent opportunity for the group to showcase aspects of ancient Traditional Tibetan Medicine (Sowa-Rigpa) and Tibetan Astro-Science. Team members from the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) and Kelsang Arts were also invited to contribute to the exhibition.

The hosts also organized a city tour for the teams, visiting famous attractions and landmarks such as Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, the Cloud Forest, and the Marina Bay Waterfront. This tour allowed them to learn about Singapore’s history, development, and cultural diversity.

As a token of appreciation, the Astro-Science practitioners offered free Astro-Oral consultations to the hosts and provided souvenirs.

Men-Tsee-Khang and the team extend their gratitude to TBC President Ms. Ng Wee Nee; Ms. Lin Kwan Kit, Ms. Faith, and Ms. Yuanne Lau from TBC; Mr. Jeya Ayadurai, Director of SHC; and Ms. Savita Kashyap, Mr. Eisen Teo, Ms. Cherylyn Tok, and other SHC team members and the staff of Haw Par Villa (HPV for the opportunity to display their rich culture and for their great hospitality.