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Sri Mariamman Temple
Built in 1827 and dedicated to the goddess Mariammam. 244 Bridge Road (65 6223 4064) , use MRT Chinatown.

Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple
In 1875 a Ceylonese Tamil Pioneer built an attap-hut like temple under a Senpaga tree. The temple is one of the tallest in Singapore at 21 metres. 19 Ceylon Road.

Kong Meng San Phor Kark See
A Chinese Temple known as the Bright Hill Temple with Chinese pagodas and a monastyry. 88 Bright Hill Drive (65 6435 4046), nearest MRT Bishan.

Kuan Im Trng Temple
A chinese temple buit in 1921 with an ornate facade. The prayer hall is dedicated to Guan Yin (Goddess of Mercy), Confucius and Sun and Moon Gods. 62 Tembeling Road.

Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery
The"twin groves of lotus mountain" temple dates from 1912. 184E Jalan Toa Payoh (65 6259 6924), use MRT Toa Payoh.

Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple
A Buddhist temple built in 1927 also known as the temple of 1000lights. 336 Race Course Road, (65 6294 0714) MRT station Orchard.

Sri Thandayuthapani Temple
Well known for the 48 glass panels on the roof. 15 Tank Road, (65 6737 9393), use MRT Orchard.

Tan Si Ching Su
A Hokkien temple built in 1876 with good feng shui. 15 Magazine Road, use MRT Orchard.

Thian Hock Keng
The oldest Hokkien temple in Singapore complted in 1842 and transpates as the temple of Heavenly Bliss. 158 Telok Ayer Street, (65 6423 4616), MRT Tanjong Pagar.

singapore temples
When people think of the Singapore Temples they often think of the oldest Hindu temple, Sri Mariamman Temple, as it’s an impressive structure in Chinatown. The magnificent temple dates to 1827 and the present brick structure it has was built around 1843.

All around you within the temple, even upon entering, you will see intricate and beautiful designs and figurative sculptures of gods and goddesses covering the temple that make it a treat to the eye. The fresh mango and coconut leaves that hang above the entry way of the temple are to illustrate welcome and purity.

Out of respect for Hinduism you should adhere to certain rituals such as removing your shoes before you enter, washing your hands and feet, and sprinkling water upon your head. You will learn a great deal about devotees and Hinduism while you’re touring the temple.

It is a good idea to dress conservatively while you go to the temple as to respect that it is a place of worship.
You can get to the Mariamman Temple by taking the MRT to City Hall Station and transferring to the SBS transit bus 103, 166 or 197 from North Bridge Road.


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