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Address: 336 Race Course Rd., Singapore, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6294 0714
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This Thai-influenced temple features numerous broad-ranging styles of...

This Thai-influenced temple features numerous broad-ranging styles of Buddha representation.

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A very different temple from the usual ones in Singapore

The temple was renovated by the Aw Boon brothers (of Tiger balm and Haw Par Villa fame), leaving marks of their involvement in and around the temple, like the Tiger and Jaguar at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 23, 2016
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Paris, France
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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My second trip to Singapore necessitated a second visit to The Temple of 1,000 Lights. A modest temple, it features a 45-foot statue of a Thai-inspired Bhudda.When the attendants realize you are not a look-i-loo but someone generally interested int their faith they give generously of their time. They offer travellers water, strong coffee and good conservation. A must see... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

The temple was renovated by the Aw Boon brothers (of Tiger balm and Haw Par Villa fame), leaving marks of their involvement in and around the temple, like the Tiger and Jaguar at the entrance each representing one of the brothers. The temple is simple but interesting, with an impressive huge buddha inside. The style is the same as in... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015

If have love for the sacred and the eastern philosophy - you must visit . The location is not too ideal but if you have a taste for The old monasteries this place is worth your time . Not for a hurried traveller with constraint on time .

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2015

Located almost opposite a Taoist temple, this Buddhist temple contains a very large statue of Buddha. Footwear needs to be left outside, but didn't seem to be any objections to taking photographs inside. Wasn't too busy when I visited early on a Saturday afternoon. Worth a stop.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2014

This temple is very different with other Buddha Temple in the world. If you are a Buddhist, this is a very worthy place to discover. If you not, you also should visit it because of its beautiful construction.

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Thank SamSingWee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

The Temple Of 1000 lights is a Buddhist temple with Thai influence. He highlight of the temple apart from the huge Buddha statue at the enterance is the sleeping buddha at the back. If you take a walk around the temple you can see the story about Buddha. It is interesting.

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Thank Pravin L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

I am looking for it but I don't know what happened to the temple, one of the shop member said it was tear down. What a waste of time

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Perth Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

The outside of the temple is simple with lovely Thai decoration along the gable roof line culminating in a dragon on each tip. The front of the building has colourful paintings on the gable and relief statues on the facade above the 3 entrances. Under guidance from my Buddhist friends we used the right hand entrance door stepping over the... More 

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Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

There is a big Buddha statue, and at the bottom, around the statue, the history of Buddha's life is written and illustrated with many other statues. In a small room inside, accessed at the backside, you can find a lying Buddha statue. There is another room at the left side of the statue with 1000 small lights on the wall.... More 

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Ibiza, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2011

Interesting temple. No frills, not so modern but that does not stop me from making multiple visits here to worship Buddha.

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