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Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore

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#14 of 58 in Historic Sites in Singapore
Religious Site Tourist Spot
Founded in 1921 by Venerable Sik Zhuan Dao, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (KMSPKS) is a spiritual sanctuary in urban Singapore where one can learn the Buddha's teachings of wisdom and compassion, practise mindfulness, develop gratitude, and bring happiness to all. Over the years, KMSPKS has grown dynamically in its Dharma propagation, community involvement and religious harmony efforts.
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  • Largest in the Buddhist temples in Singapore and of the visits according to the information in the Internet. Here at Japan guide book whatsoever not introduced seems. Inside is divided into several parts, some intriguing in its own way, but still your nationality is regrettable because you didn't feel too much historical weight. In the building bearing the Pagoda Buddha main hall on the second floor, is Kannon is located in the garden.
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  • This is such a beautiful and peaceful place away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Even though it is right in the heart of Singapore, it feels like a million miles away. You cannot help but ...  more »
  • This place is also called the Bright Hill Temple. At the entrance there is the beautiful Buddha with the past, present and the future Buddha statues where one can offer candles and incense sticks. Jus...  more »
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  • Definitely one of the biggest temples/monastery in Singapore. It is huge, quiet and very peaceful. You can easily spend a good hour here. There are also books and guides available in stands and shelves that you can get in exchange of a donation. It's a beautiful place.
  • I might not be the most religious guy around but I really do love the ambience here. Often just coming here to take a walk and relax. One of the most beautifully adorned temple in Singapore for sure.
  • Beautiful monastery! Was here on Vesak day. I think it was both the best and the worst day to be on the site. On one hand, the festive atmosphere and the ceremonies were a bonus, but it sure takes the peaceful and quiet atmosphere it normally has.
  • Nice place to visit, great building structures. Very relaxing to sit next to the pond during off peak hours
  • Unbelievable experience. Been there during vesak night joining the 3 steps 1 bow rite and it was something I can't describe. 10 temple to circle while bowing, so painful so worth it. So crowded of believers, full of lights, a Buddhist melody never ending. Something to do once in a lifetime. Uh, I am Catholic

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