A Boost for Buddhists in Shah Alam

April 23, 2007


Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Star


Shah Alam, Selangor (Malaysia) -- MEMBERS of the Shah Alam Buddhist Society (SABS) now have a more spacious building in Section 32, Bukit Rimau. Work on the two-storey building is 90% complete. Construction work started in March 2005.

Spread over 60,000 sq ft, the building cost more than RM5mil to build and funds were donated by well-wishers and devotees.

“Contrary to assumptions, Shah Alam has a large Buddhist community,” said SABS president Datuk Vincent Lim.

“This building will be ready in time for Wesak Day as we have planned to have our consecration ceremony on April 29.

“The consecration ceremony is to mark the official use of the main shrine and for Lord Buddha’s statue to be housed here. There will be monks and nuns from the Mahayana, Theravada and Tibetan traditions conducting the ceremony,” said Lim.