Singapore: Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam has inaugurated a newly renovated, wifi-enabled, Central Sikh Gurdwara here.

The Singapore Sikh Community on Saturday honoured Dr Tan with Saropa at the Darbar Sahib of the Gurdwara, founded in 1918 by early Sikh migrants to the island state, many of whom were part of police force under the colonial British Raj.

More than 800 Sikhs joined the inaugural ceremony.

The local community, led by Sikh businessmen, contributed to the renovation works, carried out over the past two years which cost more than USD 3.47 million, said the Gurdwara Management Committee president Karpal Singh Mahli.

Located just off the "Little India" shopping precinct, the Gurdwara's modern features include wifi internet, environment-friendly energy conservation lightings, and handicap-friendly facilities.

Singapore's 12,000-Sikh community has seven Gurdwaras across the island.

(Agencies)