170-year-old Singapore Yu Huang Gong temple short of $1.5m for revamp work
170-year-old Taoist 'national secret' undergoing extensive restoration
The Taoist Mission is appealing for $1.5 million to ensure that the extensive restoration work to save the historic 170-year-old Singapore Yu Huang Gong temple can be completed.
The mission has already spent $2 million restoring the building in Telok Ayer, which was gazetted as a national monument in 2009.
Conditions in the temple were so bad when the work began in July last year that the site was declared unsafe for occupancy.
Returning it to its former glory has proved a financial challenge to the mission, which took over the building for an undisclosed sum in 2010 after the Keng Teck Whay clan association was not able to afford the restoration.