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Sri Mariamman Temple

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Address: 244 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058793, Singapore
Phone Number: 2234064
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple is also one of the most popular thanks to...
Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple is also one of the most popular thanks to its proximity to Chinatown and its colorful exterior. Admission is free, though a donation is requested of those taking photographs. An annual fire-walking ceremony is held here every October or November.
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Very ornate

Very nice temple with very ornate entrance. Free to enter but note that there is a fee for taking photos and a higher fee for videos.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Very nice temple with very ornate entrance. Free to enter but note that there is a fee for taking photos and a higher fee for videos.

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Tangerang, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This is unique temple, if you want to take some photos you'll have to pay.. but don't worry you get in the wrong temple, because there is a sign to pay in front of the temple.. it's nice temple actually, but with annoying sign..

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Colourful and frantic, it is typical of many South Indian temples. If you have not seen one before, definitely stop for a look as it is conveniently located in China Town along Pagoda Street where there are lots of markets and food opportunities around.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Very nice temple, a bit small, but very colorful, remember no footwear and if you wante to take pictures, you have to buy the 3S$ tag, that allows you to take pictures,Michael I did, time to spend 15-20 min, free admission

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Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple. It is an agamic temple, built in the Dravidian style. Located at 244 South Bridge Road, in the downtown Chinatown district, the temple serves the majority Hindu Singaporeans, Tamilians, in the city-state. Due to its architectural and historical significance, the temple has been gazetted a National Monument and is a major... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Im really disappointed. I thought architecture wud b something very spl.but it was very ordinary like a temple in my street in chennai.. after all, my mobile phone was looted there.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This temple is located at the end of Pagoda Street, the main thoroughfare of Singapore's Chinatown. The buildings are very ornately decorated and worth taking time to study. A wedding was getting underway as we arrived, so the complex was reasonably busy and we were denied access to one part. However this was more than compensated for by the bright... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Very impressed with the temple. We were lucky that the temple wasn't overly crowded.within the temple are shrines to various gods. All very impressive and some of the scenes are quite grotesque

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It's colourful and different. I love the dresses, but it can be really crowded. It's not a secret place but try it by ur self. Of u don't like it go on. A lot more to see in Singapore!

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

An amazing temple such intricate design from all angles. It is on the edge of China Town so has the vibrant feel of China Town about it. After having just seen a beautiful ceremony in the Buddah temple only metres away it was quite intriguing.

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Chinatown
Chinatown is a classic combination of colorful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.