Friday, February 15, 2008

Kuching Wat Chao Kun Foo, Jalan Uplands

A new wat or temple is under construction at Jalan Uplands, Kuching Wat Chao Kun Foo.

The wat was launched on 22 Feb 2006 when the building plan for the present site was unveiled, and the ground breaking ceremony on the 12 Feb 2008, by the Parliamentary Secretary to Ministry of Works (Datuk Yong Khoon Seng), was for the commencement of the wat’s construction.

The Wat was registered on 15 Dec 2004 under the name Kuching Wat Chao Kun Foo Buddhist Followers Association as a non-profit organization; it is to be built in memory of the late prominent local businessman in Sarawak, Datuk Amar Wee Hood Teck and the late Venerable Chao Kun Foo. As a place of worship & devotion, it is to promote the teachings of the Lord Buddha.

The temple, costs around RM2 millions, designed by local Akitek SKJ, built on a 40 points land at Jalan Uplands provided by the Wee family, is expected to be completed by early 2010.

The main shrine will house the statues of the Golden Buddha, the Kuan Yin and the Four-Faced Buddha.

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