Toa Payoh merchants to restore Buddhist tree shrine
Association raises $70k to renovate shrine destroyed in storm last year
Published on May 2, 2014 8:09 AM
A group of Toa Payoh merchants have banded together to restore a damaged Buddhist shrine at the foot of a tree that is believed to be divine.
The shrine, which houses statutes of the Goddess of Mercy and the four-faced Buddha, will get a new coat of paint, brighter lights and new flooring.
Funds for the renovation effort, estimated to cost about $70,000, came from members of the association and devotees.
The money will also go towards installing fencing and steel cables to stabilise the remnants of the tree, which toppled after a storm last September.
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