World’s First Glass Temple in Malaysia..
Malaysia’s 1st glass temple, the Arulmigu Sri Raja Kaliamman Temple, located in Jalan Tebrau, Johor Baru, is set to become a major tourist attraction apart from being used by Hindu devotees.
The Star quoted temple chairman S. Sinnathamby as saying that 95 per cent of the temple’s walls, ceiling, domes and pillars have been adorned with over a million pieces of colourful glass imported from Thailand, Japan and Belgium.
The total cost of the temple is approximately three million ringgits.
Sinnathamby added that the glass pieces were carefully put together by nine Myanmar workers, and motifs and symbols like the Swastika, Namam and Sri Chakra were created from the glass pieces in seven colours.
The temple was built on land awarded by the Sultan of Johor in 1922, and it was renovated for the first time in 1996.
Sinnathamby said he first visualised the glass temple his Thailand visit, and funds for the construction were raised through community programmes and public donations.
The air-conditioned temple, which can accommodate about 1,500 devotees, would be officially opened on October 25th 2009.