Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sibu’s largest tourist icon to open on November 1

SIBU: The new Chinese Yu Lung San Tien En Si Buddhist Temple at KM26 Sibu-Bintulu road is now getting its finishing touches in preparation for the much-anticipated official opening on Nov 1.The RM60 million temple will be opened by Second Finance Minister Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh, Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Robert Lau and Master Hii Siew Onn at 9am.

Several hundred guests and dignitaries from overseas and Peninsula Malaysia have been invited to the opening ceremony.

Dubbed as Sibu’s largest tourist icon, the sprawling and magnificent temple has been the talk of the town since work started two years ago.

“More than 2,000 foreigners, including some 1,000 Singaporeans, had already visited the temple since construction begun,” said Hii, who pumped in total commitment to oversee the huge project.

On average, he said about 200 to 300 visitors from throughout the world visited the temple daily.

He was confident that the temple would be a boon for the tourism industry in Sibu.

He also said the temple was the biggest in Asia, in terms of bringing together a combination of three religious faiths - the Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian faiths.

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