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Address: 244 South Bridge Road Sri Mariamman Temple, 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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One of the famous Hindu Temples in Singapore

This temple is located in china town. This is built in South Indian (Tamil Nadu) style. The presiding deitiy is Maha Mariamman. The rules that are followed in Tamil Nadu temples... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This temple is located in china town. This is built in South Indian (Tamil Nadu) style. The presiding deitiy is Maha Mariamman. The rules that are followed in Tamil Nadu temples are not followed here which spoils the real Hindu temple atmosphere.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an authentic, working temple, nad quite rightly, parts are not open to the general public. The temple welcomes all faiths, if shoes are removed nad conservative clothing is worn. I small charge is made for camera use, but entry is free. The temple is highly ornate nad the old building makes an amazing contrast to the high rise... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not really fond of temples specially I'm not the religious type of person, but when I saw this temple the feeling was soooo different which I can't definitely explain. It is just so amazing how the Hindu can preserve everything about their religion.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting and ornate Indian temple, situated in Chinatown ! A sign of religious harmony in Singapore . It is very beautifully decorated with statues and colorful details.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice gopuram, clean and well looked after. The contrast between the placid, brightly coloured deities and cows and the steel and glass towers behind them is quite pleasing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located near Pagoda street, the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore. Gives the divine feel of Indian temple in Singapore. a must vist

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This religious, Hindu place of worship, is located right on the doorstep of Chinatown. The main entry is along South Bridge road and on the corner of Pagoda street. Sri Mariamman Temple is the oldest in Singapore and is only one of many dotted around the city, with a majority within Little India. A beautifully detailed temple that is dedicated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We passed this beautiful temple at the back of China town and were attracted by the colourful carvings on the facade and the sound of chanting. We took our shoes off end respectfully entered and watched the ceremony. Very interesting and beautiful.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

A nice temple to see, but I would not consider it as a must-see. Be aware that you'll need to pay $3 if you bring a photo camera to the temple, and $6 if you want to film here.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful temple with heartless committee members. No chairs for elderly people to sit. Committee members treat people like dirt. Fire walking ceremony, for God sake anticipate n use your sense to cater to elderly's needs. Committee members walking around pretty n flashing their golds but left their brains at home I guess.

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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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