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It's said when construction of Royal Ship was set going, Wang Yeh would send a battalion of celestial soldiers to Qing An temple, not only to supervise the fabrication of ship, but also to preclude any interruption which may occur throughout the preparation of festival. Besides, before introduction of 24-hour-time-notation, in ancient China people divided a day into 12 intervals, each interval equal to 2 clock-hours. Because there's no such mechanical time-telling device in ancient society, the authority may tell general public the transition of time by percussion of bellˇBdrum or gong. So starting from the day of shipbuilding, the committee of Qing An temple would assign 2 persons to manage time-telling by beating drum, in order to tell the celestial battalion the transition of time during the day.