Sri Mariamman Temple
Sri Mariamman Temple
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7:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
About
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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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Outram
How to get there
  • Telok Ayer • 5 min walk
  • Raffles Place • 9 min walk
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  • karenpammy2016
    San Francisco, California1,190 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a vist to Sri Mariamman Temple!
    If you are planning to visit Singapore's Chinatown, it is worth a detour to come by the Sri Mariamman Temple. It is only about a two block walk from the Chinatown exit A- on the Northeast Line (Purple). To fully appreciate its vastness and the intricate details carved in each of the characters that are located on this temple, you will need to step back , best across the street and zoom in the details. There is so much color, figurines, and animals in this extraordinary entrance into the temple itself. It is like one giant storybook full of pictures that depict the culture of the India culture. I believe you can go in but you must leave your shoes in the racks or on the ground prior to entering the temple grounds. It is quite a busy area with a lot of foot traffic . Stepping back offered me a different perspective of the entire entrance as it is difficult to see all the details from just looking up at it.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 18, 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia8,207 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Colorful and Noisy
    The temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple and dates to 1827. We were privileged to be allowed view various ceremonies that were being held in the various halls, babies being sprinkled with water, loud music accompanying, to protect against evil spirits perhaps. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Mariamman, known for her power to cure illnesses and diseases and perhaps we witnessed related ceremonies. The building showcases ornate and elaborate colour detailing of both the interior and exterior with the gopuram covered with colourful sculptures of deities and mythological figures.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 26, 2023
  • Russell3939
    Castle Rock, Colorado976 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful temple
    Really beautiful temple. We got here at 6p when they were reopening. They had just finished blessing a number of the statues and were playing a drum with their fingers and long glue type instrument. All the paintings and statues were very colorful. Worth a stop if you are in the area.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 25, 2024
  • Julia @Scrumptious Solent
    Southampton, United Kingdom4,164 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting temple if you’re in Chinatown
    Worth popping in for a look around as the temple is beautiful and the colours stunning. You have to remove your shoes as it is a place of worship so be respectful and keep to the areas where tourists are allowed. Allow about 15 minutes or so to walk around and take a few photos.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 9, 2024
  • Wikumj
    Bromley, United Kingdom391 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Only drop by if you're in the area
    A bit underwhelming to be honest. If you are in the area anyway (as it is in Chinatown near other better attractions like the buddhist tooth relic temple) then perhaps worth popping your head in. But it only takes 5-10 mins and there isn't a whole lot to see. The buddhist temple is much better and you can spend up to an hour there.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 2, 2024
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,804 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
While Chinatown has two incredible Buddhist temples, the center of the district is this Hindu temple. The temple is impressive with a tall entrance tower and colorful sanctuary. However, its most impressive feature may be the exterior statues around the two domes in the back. In addition, the surrounding side temples are also very detailed and colorful. I will say this temple was not as vibrant as those in Little India, but the statues were still impressive. This is a Chinatown must see.
Written March 13, 2020
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia2,054 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Nice Hindu temple in the heart of Chinatown.

It does close for a few hours in afternoon so double check opening times, they reopen at 6.00pm that’s when I visited a fee if you want to take photos I didn’t bother seeing that I had photos from
Similar temple in little India.

Gets very busy with people praying and tourists so please be respectful.

Visually nice if in china town then check it out.
Written January 22, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is a Hindu Temple located on Temple street in Chinatown. The outside is fairly typical South Indian style temple with a gopuram, which is fairly standard for this type of temple. It wasn’t that busy when I visited, which gave me an opportunity to wander around and take a good look inside. There isn’t much to see and it’s less decorated than say the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple in Little India. Only visit if you have time.
Written March 10, 2020
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Ronald L
Denver, CO2,901 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Walking tour took us into Sri Mariamman Temple, the oldest Hindu Temple in
Singapore. Our guide went into much more detail than we could ever possibly remember. He explained about the annual walking on the hot coals, the gods and other details of the Hindu religion.
Written March 26, 2020
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karenpammy2016
San Francisco, CA1,190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
If you are planning to visit Singapore's Chinatown, it is worth a detour to come by the Sri Mariamman Temple. It is only about a two block walk from the Chinatown exit A- on the Northeast Line (Purple).
To fully appreciate its vastness and the intricate details carved in each of the characters that are located on this temple, you will need to step back , best across the street and zoom in the details. There is so much color, figurines, and animals in this extraordinary entrance into the temple itself. It is like one giant storybook full of pictures that depict the culture of the India culture.
I believe you can go in but you must leave your shoes in the racks or on the ground prior to entering the temple grounds. It is quite a busy area with a lot of foot traffic .
Stepping back offered me a different perspective of the entire entrance as it is difficult to see all the details from just looking up at it.
Written November 18, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,207 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple and dates to 1827. We were privileged to be allowed view various ceremonies that were being held in the various halls, babies being sprinkled with water, loud music accompanying, to protect against evil spirits perhaps. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Mariamman, known for her power to cure illnesses and diseases and perhaps we witnessed related ceremonies. The building showcases ornate and elaborate colour detailing of both the interior and exterior with the gopuram covered with colourful sculptures of deities and mythological figures.
Written December 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Russell3939
Castle Rock, CO976 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Really beautiful temple. We got here at 6p when they were reopening. They had just finished blessing a number of the statues and were playing a drum with their fingers and long glue type instrument. All the paintings and statues were very colorful. Worth a stop if you are in the area.
Written March 25, 2024
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy667 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Singapore is a melting pot of ethnicities, nationalities, language and religions. You can admire worship places from almost every religion. This Hindu temple, paradoxically, is situated in the Chinatown, a fact which shows how peacefully different religions co-exhist there. The shape of this temple recalls the ones of Southern India.
Written July 4, 2021
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Wikumj
Bromley, UK391 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A bit underwhelming to be honest. If you are in the area anyway (as it is in Chinatown near other better attractions like the buddhist tooth relic temple) then perhaps worth popping your head in. But it only takes 5-10 mins and there isn't a whole lot to see. The buddhist temple is much better and you can spend up to an hour there.
Written June 2, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Julia @Scrumptious Solent
Southampton, UK4,164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Worth popping in for a look around as the temple is beautiful and the colours stunning. You have to remove your shoes as it is a place of worship so be respectful and keep to the areas where tourists are allowed.

Allow about 15 minutes or so to walk around and take a few photos.
Written April 9, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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