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Sri Mariamman Temple

244 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058793, Singapore
2234064
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As featured in 3 days in Singapore
Ranked #52 of 335 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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Singapore, Singapore
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80 reviews 80 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Burton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were dropped by this temple from the purple hippo line bus. The entry tower is incredible. Covered with images of gods etc. There are also sacred cows all around the walls. Inside are more fantastic sculptures - they look somewhat like Disney land but are obviously done with care and love, rather than entirely with the aim of making... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

As you walk through the bright, joyous streets of China Town, you turn a corner and suddenly come across this most beautiful Hindu Temple. So, do not be taken by surprise and make sure that you have taken note of which street to go down in advance. It is well worth a visit. It's beautifully crafted statues have to be... More

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

In reality in not so beautiful. And I felt there unwelcome. Maybe with a professional guidance, if i would have had somebody to explain me about temple, ceremonies and meanings, i could say it was a great experience. But it was not.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This temple is located in Little India. It is Must-to-see attraction in Singapore. I was there during the service and all place was vibrating. Building is very well preserved.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very colourful, restoration work was being carried out inside when we went. Had been past many times but this time we went inside, extremely beautiful and right at the edge of Chinatown. Shoes must be left outside - we had no problem with this.

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Singapore
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241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Sri Mariamman temple situated at south bridge road singapore, a must visit for tourists who like photo- shooting. There are many beautiful India-temples in singapore Sri Mariamman stands out to be the most colourfull temple in the CBD district of singapore with lots of statues adoring its building structures. The beautiful art works were done by skill-professional artists from India... More

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