Religious buildings a symbol of diversity, tolerance

It was good to see the restored Cathedral of the Good Shepherd at the junction of Victoria Street and Bras Basah Road ("Restored cathedral a feast for the eyes"; Thursday). It was indeed a sight to behold.

We must be thankful that Singapore is blessed with so many wonderful buildings, many of which are more than a century old.

Such structures reveal the many cultures and beliefs that have descended upon our shores, leaving behind such magnificent architecture that is testament to our religious diversity, tolerance and understanding.

These buildings also make for a richness that has aided in our development as a nation.

Singapore, through its temples, churches, mosques and other religious buildings, is a symbol of how religion can play a unifying role in bringing people of all backgrounds together.

Manoraj Rajathurai

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 12, 2016, with the headline 'Religious buildings a symbol of diversity, tolerance'. Print Edition | Subscribe