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A BEAM-RAISING ceremony was held at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) to mark the completion of the structural frames of two houses donated by Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan.
The event is the equivalent of the topping-out ceremony for modern buildings and is a ritual carried out for traditional Chinese structures.
Practised by master craftsmen in China, the practice is a highlight of the construction process as it signifies the completion of the timber frame.
The ritual also has to take place on an auspicious day. It involves having a craftsman offering incense and toasting Chinese liqueur to the deities of carpentry before reciting auspicious sayings while the beam is raised to the timber frame for installation. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
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