Recommendation by Lemi
Suntec City’s five towers was built to resemble the Buddha’s hand, an arrangement based on a Chinese legend called “The Monkey King.” In the story, the invincible Monkey King is challenged by the Buddha to escape his palm; if the Monkey is successful, the Buddha will give him the Jade Emperor’s (Heaven’s Ruler) power. The Monkey leaves, pees on a mountain, and writes his name as proof of how far he’s traveled. When he flies back to tell the Buddha he outran his reach, the Buddha’s fist closes in around him and the Monkey sees the words he wrote on one of his fingers. Despite traveling so far, the Monkey King could not outrun the universal forces of nature and Karma, symbolized by the Buddha’s hand. While here, you’ll also encounter the Fountain of Wealth, a large man-made fountain whose water sprouts inward—intentionally done to signify the influx of wealth.
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