The Straits Times
Published on Nov 09, 2012

Four temples co-exist peacefully in Jalan Kayu

They share a 2,000 sq m plot after having to vacate their old premises Streetview is a weekly series that focuses on the goings-on in your neighbourhood. Is there anything new or interesting happening around you? Let us know at


Smack on the edge of a new HDB development at the corner of Sengkang West Avenue and Jalan Kayu sits a temple complex. It has been home to not one, but four temples, since late last year.

In December 2006, those in charge of three Taoist and one Buddhist temple decided to join hands to lease a 2,000 sq m plot of land from the HDB.

The Chong Yee, Leong Nam and Bao Gong Taoist temples and the Ubin Thai Buddhist temple had to vacate their previous premises for various reasons.

Ubin Thai's treasurer Ng Khoon Wee, 52, said his temple had to vacate its building on state land in Pulau Ubin when the Ministry of National Development decided in 2006 to reopen a granite quarry there.