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Locations Announced for Temples in Singapore and United States

First house of the Lord to be built in Singapore

Singapore Temple Site

The Singapore Temple will be built on a one-acre site located at 233 Pasir Panjang Road in Singapore. Plans call for a two-story temple of approximately 18,000 square feet. A meetinghouse with an arrival center will be constructed adjacent to the temple.

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The Singapore Temple was first announced during the April 2021 general conference by Church President Russell M. Nelson. Less than two years before, on a visit to Singapore in November 2019, President Nelson said he prayed for a day when the Saints there would have a temple of their own.

It will be the first temple constructed in Singapore, a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. This house of the Lord will serve members in Singapore and other countries in the region.

The Church has been present in Singapore since 1968. From the beginning, Latter-day Saint communities in Singapore have represented diverse ethnic and national backgrounds. Singapore has drawn this diverse community because it is a hub of southeast Asian commerce, education and culture.

Modesto California Temple Site

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The Modesto California Temple will be built on a 17.63-acre site adjacent to an existing meetinghouse located at 4300 Dale Rd., Modesto, California. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 30,000 square feet.

The Modesto California Temple was announced on April 3, 2022, by Church President Russell M. Nelson.

California is home to more than 730,000 Latter-day Saints in nearly 1,200 congregations. The Modesto Temple will join nine more temples in operation, under construction or announced in the state of California: Feather River, Fresno, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Oakland, Redlands, Sacramento, San Diego and Yorba Linda.

Detailed design plans for each temple are still being developed. Further information — including exterior renderings — will be made public later. Groundbreaking dates will be announced in the future.

Latter-day Saints consider temples the house of the Lord and the most sacred places of worship on earth. Temples differ from the Church’s meetinghouses (chapels). All are welcome to attend Sunday worship services and other weekday activities at local meetinghouses. The primary purpose of temples is for faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ to participate in sacred ceremonies, such as marriages, which unite families forever, and proxy baptisms on behalf of deceased ancestors who did not have the opportunity to be baptized while living.

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