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Sri Mariamman Temple

244 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058793, Singapore
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As featured in 3 days in Singapore
Ranked #48 of 336 Attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Bowie, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is one of several temples of similar design here in Singapore. This one is conveniently located in Chinatown, right down the road from the Buddha Tooth Museum. However, they make you pay if you want to take photos inside, I believe it's $3 for pictures, $6 for video. I wasn't very impressed by the inside - it's not that... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

its a south indian style Hindu temple constructed almost 180 years ago and lot of indian devotees visit this temple every day. Its considered as one of the major tourist attractions of Singapore.

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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

In the middle of Chinatown, this temple is much bigger than appears from the street. We looked in only briefly since we were on a bike tour, but we amazed at how well-kept and new the brightly colored statues appeared.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We went on a Sunday and had the chance to see a wedding ceremony. The attendees were very kind and everyone would not mind the tourists at all. You need to take your shoes off at the entry. There is a huge shoe rack at the entry.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very nice temple. A place to see definitely! It costs you 3SD to bring your camera and you have to take off your shoes as usual.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I much preferred this to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. I know very little about the Hindu faith but was struck by the inclusion of animal sculptures suggesting a closer relationship to nature than other religions. The photo permit for $3 is well worth it.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is probably the most brightly coloured temple I have ever seen and I have seen a lot. It isn't huge but it is ornate. Worth a visit if you are in Chinatown. There is no entry fee but they do ask a donation for taking photos.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What a gem of a temple, so colourful and amazing. I was walking through Chinatown and come across this temple by surprise. The historic quality of this temple is unbelievable. This is really worth a visit but remember you have to take your shoes before entering as it is a holy place.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is actually the first Hindu temple I'd ever been to, and what a treasure! It's around the corner from Chinatown and really just a gem in the middle of the city. You take your shoes off at the entrance (don't worry, nobody steals them) and venture in. I did not take pictures inside but you can for a fee,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

but the big corporate buildings ruin the skylines/skyscapes. However, it is a must visit temple (towards the end of Chinatown). It is not that big - but it is simply gorgeous - intricate craftsmanship of the statues and the architecture - the colors are just site for sore eyes! Be prepared to pay to take photos - SGD$3 for camera... More

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