Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery, Singapore

By Murray Bourne, 29 Oct 2007

I recently spent an enjoyable afternoon at the Buddhist Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery. It was built in the early 1900s but was in a bad state of disrepair until restoration work in the late 1990s.

The monastery is right next to the busy PIE (Pan-Island Expressway), but you can still find quiet and restful nooks and crannies.

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HDB flats surround the monastery on three sides.

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Brand new roofing on an old temple. You expect it to be old and a bit more decrepit.

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The gardens are a delight:

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Detail of a door knocker.

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It is one of the largest monasteries in South East Asia and it was modeled after the Xi Chan Si in Fuzhou, China. It is still operating as a monastery.

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One Comment on “Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery, Singapore”

  1. Damita says:

    I was at the monestary in 2004. On the way from the pagoda up the steps to the Hall of Kuan Yin there was a place to make some purchases, a gift shop of sorts. I bought a silver prayer ring there and would love to know if anyone has any information on how I could get another one from them.
    Any input is appreciated.

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