Growing membership in a Buddhist organisation has seen it look north for more real estate.
Yesterday, the 15-year-old BW Monastery officially opened its new headquarters in Woodlands.
The four-storey complex is the size of about 30 five-room HDB flats, and can hold 1,200 people.
In addition to a prayer shrine, the 34,400 sq ft building houses facilities such as a library, classrooms and a museum.
The complex at 1, Woodlands Drive 16 will complement the monastery's five other centres, to fully serve 3,500 members. It cost $15 million to build.
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