(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in Singapore held group exercises and information displays in Hong Lim Park on April 21, 2023 to mark the 24th anniversary of the April 25 peaceful appeal in Beijing in 1999. Many local people and tourists stopped to take pictures. Some learned the Falun Gong exercises during the event, and many expressed support for Falun Gong practitioners in their efforts to end the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution.

Visitors to the event included tourists from Italy, the Netherlands, Australia and other countries, as well as workers from neighboring Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh and other places. Many took the informational materials about Falun Dafa, also called Falun Gong.

Falun Dafa group practice in Singapore’s Hong Lim Park on April 21, 2023. 

Mother and daughter from Italy take pictures. 

After learning about the CCP’s crime of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners, some Westerners asked how they could help. The practitioners suggested that they participate in the solicitation of signatures on the website “Help Stop the CCP’s Live Organ Harvesting”, and they said they would sign.

A Bangladeshi man vacationing in Singapore was walking around when he came across a Falun Gong practitioner at the event. Looking at the scene of the practitioners doing the exercises he said that it looked “pure and tidy” and asked the practitioner to help him take pictures at the scene. He was interested in listening to the practitioner’s stories about how Falun Gong spread from China, and the practitioner’s sharing of how they improved their character and gained better health.

People Wish to Learn Falun Gong

After learning about the benefits of practicing Falun Dafa, tourists from several countries expressed their wish to learn the exercises and signed up to participate in the free nine-day Falun Gong seminar periodically offered by local practitioners.

Thirty-year-old Hugo lives in Johor Bahru, Malaysia and works in Singapore. He stayed for a long time to find out more about Falun Gong. He asked for information materials, and said that he would attend the next nine-day class.

He said that he had heard of Falun Gong 10 years ago and had a good impression. He said that although he does not hold any religious belief, he has always believed in the existence of divine beings. He also knows that the CCP has always wanted to control people’s thoughts, so he understands why it suppresses Falun Gong. 

A practitioner shared his experience —five years had passed between the first time he heard about Falun Dafa and the time when he started practicing Falun Dafa. It was because he was busy with work and he felt regretful for having delayed his choice for five years. The practitioner advised Hugo not to miss it this time, and suggested that he read Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa. 

People learn about Falun Dafa. 

Renny, a 34-year-old Indonesian Chinese who works in the area, saw practitioners holding activities many times, but she only passed by in a hurry. That day, being curious, she stopped for the first time to find out more. A practitioner told her that Falun Dafa is practiced throughout the world.

When she heard that there are other ethnic groups practicing Falun Dafa in Indonesia, she was surprised. She confided in the practitioner that her work was stressful, and sometimes she had to deal with it holding a strong attitude. The practitioner told her that she was a manager in a bank. In the past, like her, the practitioner used to be aggressive when faced with conflicts, but after she began practicing, she became kinder and more patient in these situations. Renny said that she would join the nine-day class and learn the Falun Dafa exercises.