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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 #47 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Sri Mariamman temple is one of the first Hindu temple of Singapore. It acted as a temporary accommodation and gathering point for the initial immigrant labors from India (especially from Tamil Nadu). It’s listed as a national monument and one of the most beautiful temples in Singapore. The Firewalking ceremony is one of the key events in the temple.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This place is located just of racecourse road in little India.. The colours inside are simply stunning, the detail is magnificent.. Well worth a visit

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We asked to be dropped off at this end of Chinatown so we could shop and see the temple. It is crammed into a busy area of Singapore but it is an amazing building, very similar to the one in Kuala Lumpurs Chinatown. The entry tower is highly decorated in rich colors typical of Hindu structures. Entry is free entry... More

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Like many others we were roaming through Chinatown and stumbled across this temple. Free entry and you have to pay $3 to take as many photos as you like. It is simply beautiful! You have to take your shoes off but I would recommend leaving socks on as the concrete gets really hot in the midday sun. Definitely worth a... More

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