Over 5,000 devotees attended yesterday's consecration of the refurbished Hindu sanctum of the multi-religious Loyang Tua Pek Kong temple. Sixteen new idols of the various forms of the Sri Maha Ganapathy deity have been installed. The temple also houses Taoist and Buddhist deities, and a Muslim shrine.
Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who attended the ceremony along with (from left) Senior Minister of State for
Communications and Information Janil Puthucheary, Mountbatten MP Lim Biow Chuan and Loyang Tua Pek Kong Management Committee chairman George Peh, said the temple and shrines are a good indication of how Singaporeans can live in harmony.