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Sri Mariamman Temple

244 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058793, Singapore
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Ranked #43 of 279 Attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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, 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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Bergen, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This temple has an awesome design which is "over-the-top", but still awesome. Mandatory visit! I did not see the inside because it was closed to public that day.

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Boracay, Aklan, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Located in pagoda street in chinatown. Beautiful temple with lots of colorful ornaments and lovely interiors. Footwear are not permitted inside. You also have to pay S$3 to take pictures. Entrance to the temple is free

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Maybe it wasn't the right moment for us or maybe it just wasn't the right time to visit the temple (late morning), but we were expecting something more. We payed the donation for taking photos. We were disappointed we couldn't access all the places as tourists (since we didn't really see an apparent reason for it). We preferred the Sri... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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21 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

too bad, I wore short pants so I couldn't enter the building. Had a sudden plan to visit this place. I recommend to bring scraf if you wear short pants. The entrance fee is free, but if you are willing to take picture inside the building, it costs $3 to capture by your camera for the donation. This is near... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

An enjoyable visit, very easy to find and only a short walk from the MRT (train station). It won't take too long to have a wander round, but is worth it. It's colourful and interesting and while we were there, a handful of ladies were worshipping and making offerings after a ceremony which we were able to watch. It's worth... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

As Singapore's oldest Hindu temple, Sri Mariamman was definitely on my list. It was fascinating to respectfully watch worshippers inside the temple. But it was almost overwhelming trying to take in all of the beautiful decor that can be found surrounding and throughout the temple. It is very ornate.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This was my second visit to this temple, my first being about 6 years ago, and it was just as impressive second time around as it was the first. The Temples amazing "gopuram", (entrance tower), located on South Bridge Road is richly embellished with six tiers of sculptures of Hindu deities, other figures and ornamental decorations... Very impressive indeed. You... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is the real deal - take your shoes off outside the entrance and everything. We happened to stroll up to the temple on a morning during the fire walking festival - tons of people worshiping, chanting, giving offerings, it was a beautiful thing to witness. A kind man in line with us (while we waited to pay our camera... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Just a short walk from China town and is on the Hop on Bus route this lovely Hindu Temple can be found. The temple is simply beautiful when you look at all the lovely craftsmanship that went into making all the figures. Colours are very bright. I thought it was nicer on the outside than inside probably because outside is... More

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Another picturesque Indian temple with very colorful statues and decorations on the roof. There's really not a ton to see inside that can't be seen outside. You also have to remove your shoes and the floor is quite unhengenic looking. Mostly worth just a walk by.

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