Sunday, October 31, 2010

Island Of Peace

I would like to share with you a few pictures I took recently of the Siong Lim Temple which is within walking distance of my place. It was built in 1902 and although is now in the midst of a housing estate and has a major freeway right next to it, it has managed to maintain an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.

7 comments:

BD said...

Very nice photos. Please forgive my ignorance, who is depicted in the 6th photo ?
Thank you,

Shravasti Dhammika said...

Dear BD,
He is a door-guardian of a type traditionally found at the entrances of Buddhist and Hindu temples. Right now this particular one is taking a course in anger management.

BD said...

Thank you for replying. There are days where I could use a course in anger management too...

Carolina said...
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Carolina said...

Dear Bhante,

May I know the address of this place? Is it open for public?

As I am in Singapore right now, I would like to visit this peaceful and beautiful place :)

Thank you
Regards,
Carolina

Shravasti Dhammika said...

Dear Carolina,
The temple is in Tao Payoh. Ask any taxi driver to take you there. It is a well-known place.

Carolina said...

Dear Bhante,

I went there this afternoon. It is a really peaceful place and I admire the artistic value of the building :)

Thank you Bhante

-Carolina