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Singapore cathedral to reopen after US$40 million facelift

Cathedral of the Good Shepherd is one of the oldest buildings on the island

Updated: November 10, 2016 10:30 AM GMT
Singapore cathedral to reopen after US$40 million facelift

Singapore's historic Cathedral of the Good Shepherd will soon be back in use following the completion of US$40 million worth of restoration work.

After three years of effort the cathedral has been returned to its original neoclassical scheme of white and dark yellow, with gold highlights in its interior, reported the Straits Times.

The cathedral's conservation specialist consultant, Ho Weng Hin said: "One of the aims of the project was to give the cathedral back its civic presence and restore the sense of dignity as the main church of Singapore's Roman Catholics."

Built in 1843, the cathedral is expected to reopen within a week. Archbishop William Goh of Singapore will celebrate the first Mass on Nov. 20 at the renovated cathedral, which is situated in the island's Civic District.

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