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Exhibition on Indian Buddhist Art opens in Singapore

By Alice Chia, CNA, 18 Jun 2015

Titled "Treasures from Asia's Oldest Museum: Buddhist Art from the Indian Museum, Kolkata", the two-month-long exhibition features dramatic sculptures and paintings tracing scenes from the life of Buddha.

SINGAPORE -- More than 80 pieces of rare Buddhist art from the Indian subcontinent are on display at the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore. The exhibition, which features artworks from Asia's oldest museum in Kolkata, chronicles the evolution of Buddhist art from the 2nd century BC.

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Calling came in primary school

The Straits Times, May 31, 2015

Singapore -- Ever since he was in primary school, Goh Chun Kiang has wanted to be a monk.

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Buddhist community sets tone of tolerance and acceptance of other faiths: Singapore PM

By Olivia Siong, Channel NewsAsia, 15 May 2015

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong calls on Singaporeans to reflect on the values that brought the country to where it is and that will keep it going.

SINGAPORE -- The Buddhist community is the largest religious group in Singapore, and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday (May 15) said he was grateful the group has set the tone of tolerance and acceptance of other faiths.

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Buddhist monk Ming Yi says news report inspired him to donate kidney to stranger

By Chew Hui Min, The Straits Times, May 5, 2015

SINGAPORE -- Venerable Ming Yi, who donated his kidney to a stranger last week, said he was inspired to do so by a TV news report about kidney patients here.

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