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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
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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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Great culture and religion

It is very nice place to try understand the mind set and the details of Hindu religion and culture. Vivid art, beauty, ancient believe and mystery makes this place a remarkable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very nice place to try understand the mind set and the details of Hindu religion and culture. Vivid art, beauty, ancient believe and mystery makes this place a remarkable temple.

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Thank Sayed S
Florida
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819 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Put off by the commercialization of this Hindu temple---first thing upon entry you are asked for donations and if you want to take photos inside they ask that you pay for the privilege! That aside the exterior of the temple is ornate and colorful. If you plan on going in bring socks and wear long pants or below the knee... More 

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Thank jaybeeFL
Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sri Mariamman Temple offers the Finest in Inner Peace & Strength derived from Ancient Hindu Prayers & Traditions. The Temple is maintained Spotlessly Clean. Hindu Vedic Prayers & Ancient Traditions are Scrupulously practised, giving the devotees a matchless spiritual experience. Sri Mariamman Temple is a Must-Visit for all Hindu Devotees.

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Thank S_Venkatesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My title says it's all. You all can read the history of the temple on internet. Let me share how tourist must conduct themselves here. Please be dressed decently. No shorts, bermudas, skimpy or revealing attire. If you are in shorts or bermudas, get a wrap at the entrance of the temple, especially for ladies. Leave your footwear outside the... More 

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Thank Rajangam A
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a couple of minutes walk from Chinatown MRT. The roof of the temple is very colorful and full of intricate and interesting sculptures. Too bad I did not go in as you need to take off shoes, which I fully understood why. However, the shoes were all scattered outside just facing the main road and I didn't feel secured.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Representing Singapore's strong Indian community and Hindu community, this temple stands out for its unique architecture and will remind you of India. Definately worth a photo of the facade. We didn't bother going in as we had already seen quite a few temples during our visit.

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Thank Suli and Toa L
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

- A hive of activity in the evening, and during major Hindu festivals. - Remove shoes before entering. - Accessible by public transport

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SF, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This is a fine example of Hindu Temple architecture and is in keeping with those we have visited in India. It is in need of some maintenance as it is the oldest in Singapore.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This is very colourful and there can be seen also noisy and smelly rituals as I did myself. So this is for all senses. Basicly this is the same kind of hindu temple as they are in India or Bali, but the colours were brighter here than anywhere else. The sun in very bad for the paint and hindu temples... More 

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Sheffield, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

The photos of this temple online make it look glamorous but once you are there it's not so glamorous! Pigeons all along the walls and the inside is dull and dark. Lots of no entry points but the con is at the entrance where you are asked to pay $3 to take photos or $6 for videos. Much better Buddhist... More 

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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.
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