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Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue
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Owner description: Dating from 1896, this is the only Jewish temple remaining in the city.
Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

Perfectly preserved, beautiful synagogue. Hidden away downtown, next to a mosque. Well worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Worth a detour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

A synagogue in the middle of crumbling Yangon? Hard to believe but there is a remarkably well-preserved one that is worth a visit. This is an easy stop if you making a walking tour from the Aung San market to the Strand hotel.

Visited August 2013
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Hamilton, New York
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A must see on the world synagogue circuit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

A must see not because the building is special or of greater interest than average in terms of synagogue architecture or decor, but because it is a poignant reminder of Jewish times past...interesting history (lots of interesting photographs) of Bagdad Jews who came to Yangon and founded this place and the once thriving Jewish community that existed here...met the man who is singularly responsible for its upkeep and maintenance (he could use more donations)...he is more than willing to show visitors around...interesting, too, the building's current environment, in the heart of a Muslim neighborhood...would be hard to find if don't look carefully as the street-view is unremarkable...synagogue slightly recessed...go visit and be a part of history... sometimes, they can still pull off a minyan...

Visited July 2013
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Nanjing, China
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“one of yangon's hidden gems, if its open”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

I think its amazing this little place is still there in the middle of the muslim area around a bunch of mosques. Only problem is its locked much of the time and you have to hope somebody is around to let you in

Visited July 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Interesting because it's there...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Very welcoming, not a lot to see in terms of architectural detail, but a pleasant stop in the middle of a hot day in Yangon, and it's nice for once to visit a shul where you don't get frisked for weapons.

Visited July 2013
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