The Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery which began as a small temple meant to spread the Dharma is today recognised on an international level. Explore it this vacation.
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Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (KMSPKS)

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One of the largest Buddhist Monasteries of Singapore in present times, the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (KMSPKS) originally started out as a remote temple which intended to propagate the Dharma and provide lodging for monks who came to Singapore without any arrangements. Venerable Zhuan Dao expressed his desire to construct such a temple in 1920, and a year later, the construction of the monastery commenced as the first traditional Chinese forest monastery in Singapore. The temple, located at 88 Bright Hill Road at Bishan, progressed steadily to become one of the most well known international Buddhist hub.
Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
Its founder Venerable Zhuan Dao expired in 1943 and in 1947, Venerable Hong Choon became the monastery's abbot. He continued the work of his predecessor and expanded the monastery to make it large one. He also started the monthly Great Compassion Prayer and preached the Dharma for the betterment of many. His followers also donated a large sum of money to build Evergreen Bright Hill Home in 1980.

Venerable Hong Choon passed away in 1990 and was succeeded by Venerable Yen Pei (1991), Venerable Long Gen (1994), Venerable Sui Kim and finally Venerable Kwang Sheng (2004).


Inside

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The Central Region & Bishan
One amongst the five regions of Singapore, the Central Region comprises an area of 130.5 sqkm. Out of this, Bishan covers an area of 3 sq km and is one of its Urban planning areas. The name Bishan originates from the large Cantonese burial ground, peck san ting (in pinyin is bi shan ting), which earlier covered the area.


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 How To Reach
By Air - Flying into Changi International Airport is the easiest way to enter Singapore. From the airport, taxis, limousines, shuttles, subways and buses are available to transfer you to citty centre. To

By Train - You can enter Singapore from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by trains.

By Ferry - Ferries connect Singapore with neighbouring Indonesian province of Riau Islands, and the Malaysian state of Johor.

By Road - You can enter Singapore from Malaysia by a bus. Buses leave for Singapore from Kuala Lumpur through the Woodlands Checkpoint and the Second Link at Tuas. There is no central bus terminal and all the buses leave from different point in the city. Major bus operators from Malaysia include Aeroline, NiCE, Transnasional,Transtar,Gunung Raya, Hasry Express and Konsortium Express.

You can also enter Singapore from Malaysia by a licensed taxi.

To reach the temple, take the MRT and get down at Bishan MRT station. From there, take bus 410 (white plate) and bus 52 from the interchange. It will transfer you to the temple front gate within 10 minutes. If you are coming by a taxi, ask for "Kong Meng San" or "Bright Hill Temple".

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