About Us


Our temple was originally located at 9 Jalan Nipah and subsequently moved to 49 Bedok Walk to accommodate the growing number of members and devotees.  When the temple was first built at Jalan Nipah, it occupied only a land area of 6 metres by 12 metres. This was sufficient to house three Thai bhikkhus and samaneras. The building was compartmentalized into 3 sections; one section for the main shrine hall, another section as a multi-purpose hall, and the rear section was used as living quarters. A Thai style pavilion was added to the building in 1967 with the intention of using it as proper shrine hall.  This building served to facilitate the study and learning of the Dhamma in the tradition of Thais. Sunday school as well as Dhamma talks on the life of the Buddha and Buddhism were conducted regularly at the temple. These served to propagate the Buddhist teachings to our community.  To cope with the need of the growing number of Buddhists, Luang Phor had contemplated buying the neighbouring land to increase the land area. However due to the high price that the seller wanted and the fact that the government had zoned the area for road enlargement, the plan was put on hold.


Moving Palelai Buddhit Temple to Bedok Walk was mooted in 1968. That year Luang Phor met a wealthy Singaporean, Mr. Wee Thiam Siew, who was a Buddhist and owned the plot of land at Bedok Walk that the temple currently resides. Through his charitable generosity, he sold the plot of land at half the original price. The purchase of the land was funded by voluntary contributions from Thai, Malaysian, and Singaporean Buddhists.


Construction of the temple was made possible through financial support from the Buddhist communities in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, and some assistance from the Department of Religious Affair of Thailand. Construction took place in 1970 with the foundation stone laid by the late Supreme Patriach Punnasiri Mahathera of Wat Phra Jetuphon, Bangkok. The building was completed in phases and finally consecrated in May 1973. This new location allowed more devotees to participate in the regular Buddhist activities organized at the temple.


It was in 2004 that the Executive Committee decided to have an additional building to support the growing number of activities and interests of members/devotees in the areas of meditation and Buddhist education. The Chedi Dhammasathit building was then built and we held a grand consecration ceremony from 25th to 27th Feb 2007.  The consecration ceremony saw perhaps the largest gathering of Theravada monks in Singapore.  We were very fortunate to have approximately 200 monks from Thailand, Sri Lanka, Australia, Malaysia, Myanmar participate in the ceremony. 

Our Vision


Our society aims to be a sanctuary for the teaching, practice and propagation of the Theravada tradition of Lord Buddha’s Dhamma-Vinaya (the doctrine and discipline).



Our Mission


Our mission is to preserve and propagate the Theravada tradition of Lord Buddha’s Dhamma -Vinaya for the happiness and welfare of the future generations of Singaporeans.  Specifically, our society aims to:

  • Set up and run suitable premises, and create an environment which is conducive to the teaching, practice and propagation of the Dhamma – Vinaya,
  •  Encourage, nurture and support individuals who wish to dedicate themselves to the objectives of Parivatti (study), Patipatti (practice), Pativedha (realization of Enlightenment) and Dhammaduta (propogation of the Dhamma),
  • Make available resources for the study of the Dhamma-Vinaya by providing library facilities, publishing and distributing of Dhamma  books in print and other appropriate media,
  • Organise and support classes, seminar and courses for the teaching of Dhamma-Vinaya to our members and the public
  • Organise and support social and charitable activities to encourage members and the public to put into practice and cultivate Lord Buddha’s teachings of Giving (Dana), Loving Kindness (Metta),   Compassion (Karuna), Altruistic Joy (Mudita) and Equanimity of Mind (Upekkha)