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“Nice temple”

Sri Mariamman Temple
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$35.97*
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Uncover the Gems of Chinatown Singapore
Ranked #73 of 805 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.
Sydney, Australia
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“Nice temple”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Very nice Hindu Temple, although nothing too special.

Kept in good condition and many deities to worship on site.

Usually surprisingly uncrowded during daytime hours, but can be very busy at times with both locals and tourists.

All in all worth a visit when in the area, although I would not make it a detour for tourist purposes.

I find the one on Clemenceau Ave much nicer to be honest and much more genuinely populated by the locals.

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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“Hindu Temple”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

It is really close to MRT Chinatown station. Before entering the building, there is a sign post that you should remove your shoes/slippers/sandals before entering. Don't worry, no one will steal your footwear, as it is a sacred place. Photography is not allowed in the place, unless you pay the fee.

I was able to catch the afternoon ritual where they do some prayers for their temple gods. There were gongs and drums along with the ritual.

Visited November 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Convienant Hindu Temple In Chinatown”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

After several other Buddist temples in Chinatown we decided to visit Sri Mariamman. There's a charge for photography (unlike any other temple we encountered on our visit) and a lot of areas are no go unless you are a worshipper. We took some photos of the amazing temple gods.

Visited April 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Riot of Colour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

Less than 5 minutes walk from MRT Chinatown station. This is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore. It's colourful Gopuram or entrance tower, rises high over the surrounding buildings in Chinatown. Make sure you pass by at night when it is lit up like a huge Christmas tree with hundreds of flashing lights. Once you get inside it is rather plain in comparison. It is free to enter but you need to pay for cameras $3 still & $6 video. You also need to remove your shoes and put them in lockers provided.
There is a high wall running around the temple which you can walk up. Check out the nicely carved ceiling and a small Banyan tree at the rear.

Visited August 2013
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Cape Paterson, Australia
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“A nice enough temple”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

Singapores religious tolerance has seen it spawn everything from mosques to Hindu temples and churches. It is, like Singapore, a lovely mix.

This temple is a nice place to meander through and a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of the streets outside. It is nice and quiet with a range of Hindu sculpture with all the colours of the rainbow and a few additional invented ones!

While I won't claim this is a stupendous experience it is a nice hiatus from the heat and walking about and it is a nice way of checking out the Indian influences on Singapore.

Visited November 2013
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