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Sri Mariamman Temple  

  Singapore , Singapore.
FREE

  • Spiritual
    Category
    Spiritual
  • duration
    Duration
    30 - 45 Min
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • Disability Friendly
    Disable
    Friendly
  • baby friendly
    Couple
    Friendly
  • ExploreBees
    Baby
    Friendly
  • sitting area
    Sitting Area
    Available
  • baggage counter
    Baggage counter
    Available
  • footwear counter
    Footwear Counter
    Available
  • prayer room
    Prayer room
    Available
  • cctv
    Cctv
    Available
  • security guard
    Security guard
    Available
  • dustbin
    Dustbin
    Available

Ticket

  • free entry
    free entry
  • adult ticket
    Adult
    FREE
  • children ticket
    Children
    FREE
  • mobile camera
    Mobile Camera
    03 SGD
  • still camera
    still camera
    03 sgd
  • video camera
    Video Camera
    06 SGD
  • cash only
    Cash
    Only

Description

The Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple. It is an agamic temple, built in the Dravidian style. Located at 244 South Bridge Road, in the downtown Chinatown district, the temple serves the majority Hindu Singaporeans, Tamilians, in the city-state. Established by Indian pioneer Naraina Pillai (or Narayana Pillay) in 1827, the original wood-and-attap temple was replaced with a brick structure in 1843. The temple was gazetted as a national monument on 28 June 1973.

History

Pillai, who had migrated to Singapore in 1819, suffered a great business loss in 1822 when a fire destroyed his shop at Cross Street. With the assistance of Sir Stamford Raffles, he revived his business, becoming one of the first traders to move into Commercial Square (now Raffles Place). In gratitude, he built the temple dedicated to the goddess Mariamman, curer of diseases, in 1827. It was marked out as “Kling Temple” in Lieutenant Philip Jackson's first town plan of Singapore. In 1843, this wood-and-attap temple was replaced with a brick structure built using Indian convict labor. It served as an early registry of marriages for Hindus. The temple has since undergone several rounds of renovations and additions. Much of the present building is believed to date from 1862-63, constructed by Indian and Chinese craftsmen.


Tips

  • No shorts or sleeveless allowed. ladies should be covered from shoulder to ankle. They do provide shawls and sarongs for visitors that do not meet the dress code.
  • It is best to avoid anything too tight, too short and too revealing. Generally, it is better to wear too much rather than too little when visiting a temple.
  • Footwear should be removed outside the temple. 
  • Do not sit with feet pointing toward the Deities, the priests or another person.

Operational Hours

January to December
Monday 05:30 AM - 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM -09:00 PM
Tuesday 05:30 AM - 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM -09:00 PM
Wednesday 05:30 AM - 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM -09:00 PM
Thursday 05:30 AM - 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM -09:00 PM
Friday 05:30 AM - 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM -09:00 PM
Saturday 05:30 AM - 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM -09:00 PM
Sunday 05:30 AM - 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM -09:00 PM
Last Admission Morning 11:50 AM - evening 08:50 PM

Things to carry

  • camera
    camera
  • selfi stick
    Selfi stick
  • water bottle
    Water bottle

Things Not Allowed

  • no alcohol
    alcohol
  • no footware
    Footwear
  • no weapons
    Weapons
  • no pets
    Pets
  • no skate board
    Skate board
  • no smoking
    Smoking
  • no wifi
    Wifi
  • no plastic bag
    Plastic Bag

Near By

  • atm
    ATM
    0.5 KM
  • fuel station
    Fuel Station
    0.6 KM
  • restaurant
    Restaurant
    0.2 KM
  • hospital
    Hospital
    0.8 KM
  • pharmacy
    Pharmacy
    1.8 KM
  • hotel
    Hotel
    0.1 KM
  • shopping mall
    Shopping Mall
    0.2 KM
  • metro
    Metro
    1.7 KM
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    0.1 KM
  • taxi
    TAXI
    0.1 KM

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