Glass Temple Set To Become Major Tourist Attraction

Date: 5 August 2009
Source: Yahoo News
JOHOR BAHARU, July 29 (Bernama) -- The Arulmigu Sri Raja Kallamman temple, the country's first glass temple, in Jalan Tebrau here will not only be a boon to Hindu devotees but would also be a major tourist attraction.

ADVERTISEMENT Built at the cost of RM3 million, it is the first glass temple of its kind in the world, said temple chairman S.Sinnathamby. He said 95 per cent of the temple's walls, ceiling, domes and pillars were adorned with more than one million pieces of colourful glasses imported from Thailand, Japan and Belgium. "The glasswork is carefully placed together by nine Myanmar workers.Motifs and symbols like Swastika, Namam and Sri Chakra were created from the glasswork in seven colours," he told reporters after inspecting workers putting finishing touches to the temple today.
Sinnathamby said the temple was built on a land awarded by the Sultan of Johor in 1922 and it was renovated for the first time in 1996.
He said he visualised the glass temple during a visit to Thailand and funds for the construction were raised through community programmes and public donation.

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