RM10m (US$ 3 mil) building for Kedah Buddhist Association

The Star, December 14, 2007

Alor Star, Kedah (Malaysia) -- Work on a new Kedah Buddhist Association building near Alor Star, Kedah, costing about RM10mil will start early next year.

<< The main shrine hall of the Kedah Buddhist Association in Alor Star, Kedah

Kedah Buddhist Association secretary Ong Jin Peng said that they had already got the approval from the Alor Star City Council for the new building. “We got the approval in September 2003 to erect a new building at Mergong in Alor Star. The building is for our religious activities,” said Ong.

Ong said the building, expected for completion by middle of 2009, could accommodate more than 600 devotees.

“Our architect has designed a high-tech and environmental friendly building,” he said.

He said with new architectural designs, the building would also served as one of the tourist attractions in Kedah.

The association has been organising many fundraising events for the building, he said, adding that it had also requested for funds from the state government. 

Recently, the association hosted its 50th anniversary dinner which was graced by the Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah and Sultanah Tuanku Haminah Hamidun.