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“A beautiful Hindu temple built in traditional Dravidian style”

Sri Mariamman Temple
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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.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“A beautiful Hindu temple built in traditional Dravidian style”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Well worth a visit for it's colourful architecture and quiet courtyards. It's right on the doorstep of Chinatown and given tourists can enter for free (there is a small fee for still and video photography) it's a fascinating opportunity to be allowed to see inside a Hindu temple, provided you bear in mind it's an active place of worship and treat the establishment with respect.

Visited May 2014
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Worth the Trip to Chinatown”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This Hindu Temple is a must see in Chinatown. The rich colors and artistic flare of it are a photographers dream, but if you take photos you do have to pay. And if you take video you have to pay even more. The charge was minimal and the photos I took were worth the money.

It is an active temple and you must be respectful when viewing it. Removing shoes and staying out of the prayer areas and keeping noise to a minimum are a must. But definitely take the time to go. You won't be disappointed.

Visited April 2014
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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“Major Landmark in Chinatown”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

The Sri Mariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu Temple in Singapore. From the Chinatown MRT Station, walk down Pagoda Road until South Bridge Road and you will find this temple at the corner on your right. The entrance tower and rooftop are adorned with beautiful statues in striking colors. You can combine this with a visit to Chinatown Heritage Centre (also along Pagoda Road), Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and Maxwell Food Centre.

Visited June 2013
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“An intersting temple.”
Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

I have never been to India, so I had never seen a Hindu temple. So it was very impressive, even though it is not a very big temple, I recommend you take a short peak to this multi colored, multi statue, temple. Please keep in mind that this is a religious place, not a tourist attraction, and they are willing to share this side of their culture with non hindus.

Visited May 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Well Worth The Trip”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

An insight into another's faith - well worth the time and effort - came away feeling some karma and a lot calmer.

Visited May 2014
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