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Address: 244 South Bridge Road Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore 058793, Singapore
Phone Number:
2234064
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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Bang in the centre of China Town

Get the MRT to Pagoda Street in China Town, walk to the end of the street and there is a Hindu Temple! a great place to relax and take off your shoes! Colourful art work and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Get the MRT to Pagoda Street in China Town, walk to the end of the street and there is a Hindu Temple! a great place to relax and take off your shoes! Colourful art work and sculptures mean lots of people are taking pictures. Grab a bit to eat afterwards in Smith Street.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I work hard to make time to see this temple every time I'm in Singapore. Indians are some of the most welcoming and gentle people I've ever met. I count many as some of my dearest friends. This temple is big for Singapore and I often find music floating throughout. The only thing about this temple is they require a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think it is the biggest Hindu's temple in Singapore. I feel so fortunate as everytime I come there is a ceremony going on. The temple members welcome us. We have to respect the Hindu's who come to pray. No money is requested.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the temple which is very nice. They charge A $3 to take photos inside which is worth the money.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At first I was not allowed to enter because I was wearing shorts. Luckily I had my big shawl which I wrapped around my waist to cover my legs and it looked like I was wearing floor length skirt. When I entered, I needed to walk barefooted. I was told to pay SGD3.00 for using my camera. It's a good... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This temple is quite a land mark in Chinatown. And offers a study in contrast with another illustrious landmark in the vicinity, The Buddha tooth relic temple. Oldest temple of Singapore, it is approx 190 years old. Typical South Indian architecture is the hallmark of the place. I would recommend a look in, if you are in the vicinity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is such a nice temple with intricate ornation. You can walk around the temple which is nice, but be respectful of their rules

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

So we visited this attraction in the afternoon and we were told it will open for visitors only by 6pm. There is a dress code and camera fee if you wish to click pictures inside the temple. No shorts or sleeveless allowed. you will have to wear a drape if your attire is not appropriate. we went in around 6... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

This is the oldest Hindu temple and dates back to 1827. This colourful temple with ornate and elaborate details is located in Chinatown. Visitors should have appropriate dressing and removal of shoes before entering the temple as a mark of respect.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Having visited a similar temple in Little India, I concluded that visiting this temple was a waste of my time. There was no one to ask during my visit. Saw a sign that says that using one's camera to take pictures is S$3! There was nothing worth taking pictures for. I quickly put on my shoes back and left.

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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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