Temple Street

Temple Street, Singapore: Address, Temple Street Reviews: 4/5

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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore11,016 contributions
Jan 2021
Temple street is famous for its shops supplying professional kitchen tools and crockery. Another interesting shop is Peranakan Tiles Gallery at No 36.
There is an outstanding mural here by Yip Yew Chong, "Cantonese Opera". The artist often watched Cantonese operas as a boy because they were staged frequently in Chinatown during the various Chinese festivals. He even brought his girlfriend to watch the operas on dates. The backdrop, props, lighting and the fighting scenes fascinated him and he has fond memories of all these which probably inspired his style of art. As for this mural, notice 1) the actors' and actresses' costumes 2) the various backstage activities 3) the spectators' postures and expressions 4) the mobile food stalls taking the opportunity of the crowd for businesses.
The artist has done a great credit in enhancing Chinatown culturally and making the streets more beautiful. These murals have delighted both locals and tourists alike.
Written 27 January 2021
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irenesiah
Singapore, Singapore394 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
Just within 5min walking distance from Chinatown MRT (Exit A), Temple Street (just beside the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple) has amazing wall murals that will capture your attention even from afar. Definitely great for anyone who likes to know a little more about the country and the local Chinese culture with some visuals. Great for photography as well.
Written 15 March 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK153,843 contributions
Mar 2020
This is a street in Chinatown so named for the Hindu temple at the eastern end of the street. There’s some brightly coloured buildings and many murals around the street, but not much more so than around Chinatown. You’ll likely come across this street if walking around the Chinatown neighbourhood, but otherwise I wouldn’t go out of the way to see it.
Written 10 March 2020
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KylieIsTravelling
Perth, Australia3,808 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
My favourite part of Temple Street was the murals. The Sri M Temple is actually on Pagoda St / South Bridge Road and backs on to Temple St, and there are no other temples on Temple St.

My favourite part of Temple St was the murals, bright and colourful and pretty to see. Accessible all hours and free too. It’s part of the Chinatown area and doesn’t take long to visit.
Written 3 January 2020
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alhasan1909
Lahore, Pakistan934 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
This very old and busy street is famous for the biggest Hindu temple in Singapore. Beautiful colourful shop houses, local foods and culture some of the most unusual people we have seen in Singapore we meet here. The street is almost always decorated and night there is a night market. This place represents what Singapore is really like a mix of different cultures and traditions new and old.
Written 9 November 2019
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Lady K
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Oct 2019 • Family
this is my first to visit to H, and Temple Street is really really interesting. Since the AR app let me to interact with my favourite singer, Anita Miu.:)
Written 28 October 2019
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Alex Chow
Hong Kong, China6 contributions
Sep 2019
The china town is a good location for understanding Singapore cultures in general. Some local dishes are good.
Written 8 October 2019
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AsisBandyopadhyay
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,195 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
The street name Temple refers to the Sri Mariamman Temple, the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore, which is located at the South Bridge Road end of the street. It was established in 1827 by Narayana Pillay, who came from Penang in the company of Stamford Raffles during the latter's second visit to Singapore in May 1819. Pillay's original business was destroyed by fire but with help from Raffles, he was soon back to his feet and moved to Commercial Square.
Temple Street was home to many Teochew traders who sold Chinaware and household items. There were also itinerant tinsmiths and metalware workshops as well as blacksmiths making horseshoes.
Written 4 August 2019
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SurfingWild
Bandung, Indonesia39,638 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Temple Street is pretty much the same as it's neighbour Pagoda Street, with old shop houses and lots of restaurants, souvenir shops and boutiques and plenty of food street stalls. If you are visiting Chinatown then you should definitely include Temple Street in your visit along with Pagoda Street along with one or two Chinese temples.

Getting here is easy by MRT and just alight at the Chinatown MRT Station and you are basically here.
Written 7 June 2019
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Vivashal Singh
Auckland Central, New Zealand220 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Great location surrounded by flea markets and shopping vendors - Great food in that location with bargains galore
The Indian statues are created with enormous detail and colour
Written 2 June 2019
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