A new Buddhist monastery is set to be built in Woodlands. Construction is estimated to be completed by the end of 2016.

The monastery will be located at the junction of Woodlands Dr 16 and Woodlands Ave 6.

The monastery will be run by Buddhist group BW Monastery and will comprise 5 stories, which will house a restaurant, medical clinic and a library.

Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan attended a groundbreaking ceremony today at the site.

BW Monastery says the expansion plans to support its growing membership, which has risen to 3,500 today. It currently houses its headquarters at the Citiraya Centre in Lorong 27, Geylang. With this move, it expects to grow its membership to around 5,000.

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