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Temple of 1,000 Lights (Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya), Singapore

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Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple is a Buddhist monastery in Singapore. The temple was originally set up by Venerable Vutthisara of Thailand. The present premises are located at Race Course Road in Singapore.OverviewThe Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple is one of the most prominent and widely visited Buddhist temples in Singapore, often referred to as the Temple of 1,000 Lights. It features a 15-meter high statue of a seated Buddha, which weighs nearly 300 tons, as well as many smaller Buddha images and murals depicting the life of Shakyamuni Buddha. The large central statue is surrounded by a stylized aura made of numerous light bulbs—often lit during evening hours—from which the temple derives its nickname. In a small room beneath the altar is an image of a reclining Buddha, Buddha towards the end of his life, under a Yellow Seraka Tree.The Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple was founded in 1927 by a Thai monk called VutthisaraOn Vesak Day, the annual holiday celebrating the birth and enlightenment of the Buddha, devotees donate money to the temple and in exchange are allowed to place gold leaf onto a small statue of the Buddha. As the day wears on, the Buddha is almost entirely covered in a fresh layer of gold leaves.
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  • It seems to blend Buddhism Thailand and Singapore Chinese Buddhist temples. Feature of this temple is that big giant Buddha. The best was bigger than I had imagined, but somehow pleasing look.
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  • My second trip to Singapore necessitated a second visit to The Temple of 1,000 Lights. A modest temple, it features a 45-foot statue of a Thai-inspired Bhudda.When the attendants realize you are not a...  more »
  • One Buddhist temple in little India Inside is a large Buddha image, access to worship. Picture of Wat Phra phathot are born each day with.
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  • We had walked over a mile to reach the temple from our hotel. The caretaker that my friend and I were completely soaked with sweat and gave us water. He spent quite a while giving us the tour. It was a great experience.
  • Opening hours: Daily 8am-430pm
  • Nice Temple.
  • Friendly uncle with smile
  • ... first time here ... impressive ...
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