A land parcel at Fernvale Link in Sengkang which was previously meant to be developed into a Chinese temple attracted four bids during the close of its tender on Tuesday, reported Channel NewsAsia.
Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society submitted the highest bid of $6 million while the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore) offered the second-highest bid of $4.58 million.
In July 2014, the site was awarded to Eternal Pure Land (EPL), which planned to build a columbarium there. However, the tender was recalled by the Ministry of National Development (MND) after nearby residents objected to the company’s plan for the site.
Then in May this year, MND revealed it would re-tender the 2,000 sqm site for its original purpose – as a Chinese temple.
The top bid by Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society was more than the $5.2 million bid by Eternal Pure Land back in 2014.
Meanwhile, the Lorong Koo Chye Sheng Hong Temple Association and the Peng Hong Association offered $3.88 million and $3.03 million respectively.
Image: Map showing location of the Chinese temple site.