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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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This is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple. It's on the edge of Chinatown and is hard to miss with its colourful, ornate carvings. Long skirts and shawls are available at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

i didn't go inside only looked from the outside, its a very colourful temple. the holly cows were interesting, it worth a look, i guess but i don't think that i would go back again unlike some of the other temples in Singapore.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Must pay a fee to take pics and then you get many signs "tourists are not allowed further this point". Only discoloured ornaments outside and dark ornaments inside. Smoky areas and bird protection net on all ceilings. So you basically can't take any nice pic. Definitely a tourist trap and photographer get ripped off by this intolerant religion. There are... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple. It's on the edge of Chinatown and is hard to miss with its colourful, ornate carvings. Long skirts and shawls are available at the door for women to borrow if their shoulders and legs are bare. There is a small fee for the privelage of taking photos or videos. It's worth it because there... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Singapore Chinatown is must for shopping.. Its like the cheapest place in whole Singapore I believe. So many Souvenirs to buy from. Singaporean, Indian and Chinese.. Amazing things at nice price (Must bargain though). The food in Chinatown Sea food restaurant is amazing as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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

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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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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Chennai (Madras), India
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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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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.