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Review of Sri Mariamman Temple

Sri Mariamman Temple
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Uncover the Gems of Chinatown Singapore
Ranked #73 of 796 things to do in Singapore
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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, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

This is situated at China town once you come out of MRT you can see the temple colourfull tower. This is a south indian traditional hindu temple all rituals are conducted according to their traditions, Entrance is free footwear not allowed you can leave it out and go in. It is really worth to go in and see the atmosphere. For hindus they can do their prayers and most of the time some food or drinks available at no cost (free) you can serve yourself. Temple has a vibrant colour and proper sign posts. If you are taking your cameras in you are expected to make a small contribution (I guess $6)
You must visit the Buddhist temple (tooth relic temple) is just around the corner.

Visited June 2013
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“Great atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

In order to enter teh temple you have to remove your shoes in keeping with Hindi tradition. Inside key religious areas are out of bounds to tourists, however this does not prevent you from absorbing the atmosphere and enjoying the beautiful architecture.

Visited May 2013
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Hyderabad, India
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“For the ardent Hindu and for the inquisitive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

Located at the end of Temple Street (adjacent to Pagoda Street, which is the exit of Chinatown MRT across the main road), this temple well resembles any temple in Tamil Nadu in the South of India. Photography inside comes at a price and may be indulged depending on your level of keenness. Most are content taking the photos from outside and then walking in (minus the footwear, please! It is Singapore, nobody steals the shoes, dearie!) to take a look around, pray if you so wish, and take a moment to admire the architecture and colours, before coming right out. For those with religious inclinations and those who have never been to one earlier, stay at prayer time, and you shall be rewarded with a fragrant session of religion, mixed with city spirit. When outside, spend a minute observing the detail of the top roof, with its multiple colours and images of gods and goddesses. The more you identify and photograph individually, the more blessings you gain, as per Hindu mythology (OK, I made that up!). But worth a visit, when you come to Chinatown markets, and after this, head to the Tooth Relic (a separate review) Buddha Temple for another 30 minutes of peace, before you hit the food joints and open up the beer cans.

Visited May 2013
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Pune, India
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“Nice temple nothing extraordinary but good enough to visit atleast once”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

Good place for all people from different parts of the world and for Indians it has repetitive value as they can go for their player many times/occasions.

Nice work too see and take photos, you has need to pay just 3 SGD to use camera inside the temple.

Very near to Chinatown MRT i.e. 5 mins walk from exit A of MRT.

Visited May 2013
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“Nice temple”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

This is a must see if you haven't ever been to an Indian temple. If you have though, it may be some more of the same. Really nice site, and very convenient as it is really close to many other landmarks, so don't miss it if you're visiting Chinatown.

Visited March 2013
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