One of a pair of couplets, this one hung on the left-hand side of the doorpost, reading from top to bottom, made of red satin weave silk with a pink tabby woven cotton lining. Eight large Chinese characters that read "shu zhuan gui li wan guo chuan yang". This means "packing and returning home, your reputation will be spread throughout all nations" are written in gold paint in the centre, to the left bottom of which are smaller Chinese texts naming the patron as the 'Shantou Holy Assembly'.
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