Uttamayanmuni Buddhist Temple was located near our HDB
flat in Choa Chu Kang in Singapore. Sometimes Shao Ping
and I would take a walk to the temple to slow down a little
and reflect. It is an interesting temple that follows the
Theravada tradition. It has a statue of the four faced
Buddha. The decorations on the temple are quite exquisite.
temple is almost completely surrounded by the HDB Blocks
of Choa Chu Kang. There is a private condominium located
on one side.
Just outside the temple is a small cleared area. There were two lonely statues
in the clearing together with some motor bikes that would have been stolen
ages ago if they were back in my home town of Wollongong, Australia. If something
anywhere in Wollongong is not locked up then the likelihood of it being stolen
is almost certainly 100%. The little red motor scooter in the photograph below
shows exactly how the tropical vegetation will reclaim the earth if let to
its own devices.