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Hindu temple to reopen after $7m makeover

Founded in 1835, historic place of worship has new 6-storey building

Published on Jun 2, 2014 7:44 AM

The Sri Veeramakaliamman temple is wrapping up a much needed two-year-long, $7-million makeover.

The renovation, which includes a new six-storey building at the back of the compound at 141 Serangoon Road, comes at a time when the temple's congregation has grown by about 30 per cent over the past decade.

On Sundays alone, about 5,000 devotees throng the place. This increase is due in part to a growing number of foreign workers who worship there, said the temple's management.

Restoration works, which started in December, involved a dozen craftsmen from Tamil Nadu.

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