SINGAPORE: Senior Minister of State for Law and Education Indranee Rajah has stressed the importance of preserving the identity of Singapore’s various communities, at a dinner to raise funds for the Vairavimada Kaliamman temple.
"What is special about Singapore is that each community has preserved its identity, has preserved part of its past and at the same time is forward looking," she commented.
Over S$200,000 was raised for the development of the 150—year—old temple in Toa Payoh, which has its humble beginnings in the Orchard Road vicinity.
It was one of the first Hindu temples to move into the heartland.
The temple is seeing a S$2.5 million facelift to cater to the growing needs of its congregation.
It will be re—consecrated in April next year.
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