Sri Mariamman Temple

Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore

Sri Mariamman Temple
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7:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Outram
How to get there
  • Telok Ayer • 5 min walk
  • Raffles Place • 9 min walk
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy522 contributions
Apr 2021
Singapore is a melting pot of ethnicities, nationalities, language and religions. You can admire worship places from almost every religion. This Hindu temple, paradoxically, is situated in the Chinatown, a fact which shows how peacefully different religions co-exhist there. The shape of this temple recalls the ones of Southern India.
Written 4 July 2021
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Explorer T
Singapore, Singapore244 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
This is a beautiful Hindu temple located right outside Chinatown mrt. There are always devotes praying and tourists going in to take a look. Remember to dress modestly and shoes have to be taken off at the entrance.
Written 28 July 2020
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Chelsea B
Milton Keynes, UK1,905 contributions
Aug 2019
There was a ceremony going on so we didn't feel comfortable entering the temple but there was lots to admire from outside. On top of the temple sits 6 tiers of brightly coloured Hindu Deities, making it one of the most impressive looking temples I've seen. 
Written 15 July 2020
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Shresthanjan Nath
Guwahati, India578 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This ornate south indian style hindu temple is located near Chinatown. Popular with the India community in Singapore.
Written 13 April 2020
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baghdadlian
Montreal, Canada3,282 contributions
Mar 2020
We went to the Sri Mariamman Temple and it was beautiful. You take off your shoes and walk in and view the beauty of the temple. There was some ceremony going on but do not know what it was about.
Written 29 March 2020
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Ronald L
Denver, CO2,338 contributions
Feb 2020
Walking tour took us into Sri Mariamman Temple, the oldest Hindu Temple in
Singapore. Our guide went into much more detail than we could ever possibly remember. He explained about the annual walking on the hot coals, the gods and other details of the Hindu religion.
Written 26 March 2020
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL15,236 contributions
Feb 2020
While Chinatown has two incredible Buddhist temples, the center of the district is this Hindu temple. The temple is impressive with a tall entrance tower and colorful sanctuary. However, its most impressive feature may be the exterior statues around the two domes in the back. In addition, the surrounding side temples are also very detailed and colorful. I will say this temple was not as vibrant as those in Little India, but the statues were still impressive. This is a Chinatown must see.
Written 13 March 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK154,252 contributions
Mar 2020
This is a Hindu Temple located on Temple street in Chinatown. The outside is fairly typical South Indian style temple with a gopuram, which is fairly standard for this type of temple. It wasn’t that busy when I visited, which gave me an opportunity to wander around and take a good look inside. There isn’t much to see and it’s less decorated than say the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple in Little India. Only visit if you have time.
Written 10 March 2020
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kim buay p
Singapore, Singapore11,016 contributions
Mar 2020
Sri Mariamman temple (the oldest Hindu temple) and Jamae Mosque ( a few steps away and an Indian Muslim mosque ) are the two national monuments located on South Bridge Road in the heart of Chinatown. Hence one can include a visit to these two buildings during a visit to Chinatown.
Sri Mariamman Temple was founded by Indian pioneer Naraina Pillai, a government clerk from Penang who was in the company of Sir Stamford Raffles on the latter’s second visit to Singapore in 1819.
The most striking feature of Sri Mariamman Temple is the grand entrance tower-gopuram-which resembles a pogoda. Thus the two streets on either side of this temple are called Pagoda Street and Temple Street respectively.
It is dedicated to the goddess Mariamman, known for her power to cure illnesses and diseases.
The operating hours are 7-11.30 am and 6-8.45 pm.
Written 6 March 2020
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Ginnyleeinwonderland
Hai Phong, Vietnam365 contributions
Jan 2020
I didn't really have much impression for the temple because inside it was too crowded with many people there to pray in the morning. I got in line to wait for my turn to worship but going inside to see more was impossible. Outside, the tower was very gorgeous and impressive with 6 tiers and sculptures of many gods.
Written 27 February 2020
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Sri Mariamman Temple is open:
  • Sun - Sat 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Sun - Sat 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
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