Dragon Boat Festival at Zhu Village: flooding


Dragon boat festival also happens to be during the monsoon seasons. Flooding in the Zhu Village has become an issue. This is evident especially in the Pan Clan Shrine area. Hearing from the villagers, the Zhu river used to continue into the village and passes in front of the Pan Shrine. However, the river has now stopped before the shrine and many parts of the pre-existing river have been infilled with earth to enable construction of buildings. Keeping the rivers within the village flowing might be an important way to sustain a drainage system that has proved to work over the centuries in the village.