This morning, a dedication ceremony was held at Thong Siang Vegetarian House in Paknam. The buildings had recently been renovated and enlarged. The Chinese temple dates back more than 80 years but back then it was a wooden building. In 1975 a concrete building was built. Somdet Phra Phuttacharn (Somdet Kiaw), the Acting Supreme Patriarch of Thailand was invited for the dedication ceremony. He is of Thai-Chinese descent and is effectively the leader of all Thai Buddhist monks. He is also the abbot of Wat Saket. Also present was Mr. Surachai Khanasa, the Governor of Samut Prakan.