Religious Sites in Singapore

Religious Sites in Singapore, Singapore

Religious Sites in Singapore

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  • Highroads Traveler
    Newtown Square, PA644 contributions
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    There are so many great temples to see in Singapore, and they are all within walking distance of each other in Chinatown… The Buddha Tooth is iconic with a great story and beautiful is a great place to start!
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • 845onia
    Cardiff, UK84 contributions
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    Beautiful architecture and very interesting inside. You can visit only a little portion of it, still you can appreciate the beauty of the place.
    Written 21 December 2023
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  • MrMrsHappyR
    Liverpool, UK1,223 contributions
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    Fascinating and beautiful temple in the Chinatown area. Has lots of intricate carvings on the roof. You need to take shoes off to enter
    Written 29 February 2024
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  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar14,440 contributions
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    Hindu temple in Singapore. Many believers do visit daily and perform their worship, the priest give blessing to them. Statues everywhere reflect a huge background history and culture I guess.
    Written 25 September 2023
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  • Sek Kong Un
    1 contribution
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    I was ordained a monk here in 1975, converting from Hinayana Buddhism in Thailand to Chan Buddhism under sifu Ven. Hong Choon, along with another Westerner … from Adelaide SA, Australia. I had a very loving relationship with Hong Choon, based our seeing eye to eye over the Sutra of Hui Neng, Sixth Patriarch. In 1992 sifu wrote to me in Australia, asking if I would be the abbot of a new temple in Sydney. I declined his offer then, stating tat I still had unanswered questions about enlightened mind. Hong Choon nd Kong Meng San have always been one and the same for me, a great blessing. He was an understanding father, a compassionate bodhisattva, a merciful and generous human being and I loved him like my own father. But these days are now long ago. I only recognise a few of the older buildings, and yet, today’s Kong Meng San truly shows the passion of my sifu’s desire for people to place the Buddha, Dharma, Sangha and spiritual liberation of one’s own original mind first in their precious human lives. Kong Meng San temple and global role is the child of the pervasive enlightenment of the beautiful monk, Sek Hong Choon and his sifu.
    Written 12 January 2023
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
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    Chinese temple that is only a short stroll from the Sri Krishnan Temple. It seemed to me that Chinese and Hindu worshippers frequent both temples. Dating to 1884 and dedicated to the god, Guan Yin, the Chinese goddess of mercy. Other Chinese deities are stand behind Guan Yin or worshipped in various locations around the courtyard. The present temple was built in 1982 and is of very ornate Chinese architecture style. The incense urn is located at the front of the building, and I didn't see any lighted candles in the interior. I was invited to try my luck with the divining sticks but demurred.
    Worthwhile strolling down Waterloo Street and visiting both temples.
    Written 30 December 2023
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  • Chang Percy
    Taipei, Taiwan163 contributions
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    This large historical temple is situated near the Telok Ayer MRT station. It is easy to find. The decorations on its ceilings and rooftops are convoluted and colorful. The building is well maintained.
    Written 14 October 2022
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  • Joanne M
    3 contributions
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    This is a stunning Chang Buddhist Temple with a welcoming feel and well worth the walk if temples are your thing {they are mine!). However, until early 2024 it is under major redevelopment and is largely a building site. Still lots to see but just at the moment is not the tranquil place that I'm sure it will return to oncc the work is completed.
    Written 13 September 2023
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  • Chang Percy
    Taipei, Taiwan163 contributions
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    This Hindu temple is located near the Farrer Park MRT station. The main gate is intricate and ornate. Statues are colorful and convoluted.
    Written 17 October 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
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    Only a short stroll from our hotel and yet not discovered by us until the last day of our Singapore short break. Its a very ornate Hindu Temple dating to 1870 and the only South Indian temple in the city dedicated to Krishna and his consort, Rukmini. Very busy when we visited and both Indian and Chinese worshippers there. I learnt later that there is an altar dedicated to Guan Yin, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy in the temple complex.
    Written 30 December 2023
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  • i_am_zim
    QC146 contributions
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    I’ve been meaning to visit the temple for a while now. The carvings of the facade and their colors, from what i glimpsed from the main road looked quite interesting. I decided to drop by this very sunny morning. The light and the backdrop of blue skies resulted in some really great pictures.

    Pls make sure to wear proper attire - no shorts, no short skirts so that you can enter the temple. The staff were friendly and accomodating.
    Written 9 September 2020
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  • Lost In Asia
    Singapore, Singapore2,614 contributions
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    The temple was originally set up by Venerable Vutthisara of Thailand. The present premises are located at Race Course Road in Singapore.

    The Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple is one of the most prominent and widely visited Buddhist temples in Singapore, often referred to as the Temple of 1,000 Lights. It features a 15-meter high statue of a seated Buddha, which weighs nearly 300 tons, as well as many smaller Buddha images and murals depicting the life of Shakyamuni Buddha. The large central statue is surrounded by a stylized aura made of numerous light bulbs—often lit during evening hours—from which the temple derives its nickname. In a small room beneath the altar is an image of a reclining Buddha, Buddha towards the end of his life, under a Yellow Saraka Tree.

    On Vesak Day, the annual holiday celebrating the birth and enlightenment of the Buddha, devotees donate money to the temple and in exchange are allowed to place gold leaf onto a small statue of the Buddha. As the day wears on, the Buddha is almost entirely covered in a fresh layer of gold leaves.

    The temple is open between 8.00 am and 4.45 pm daily.

    Admission is free.
    Written 29 December 2019
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  • Beatriz H
    1 contribution
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    Temple is beautiful. The entire place is perfectly design for a satisfying meditation experience & Dharma / Mahayana teaching. A truly place for healing chant. Singha Rinpoche and the entire members were good, friendly & accommodating. I will bring my friends & family here soon.
    Written 17 April 2023
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  • TaherAlbaghliJulian
    Kuwait City, Kuwait1,983 contributions
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    This mosque is situated in Singapore's Little India neighborhood and is one of the country's national monuments. This magnificent Singapore mosque was originally constructed of wood in 1859 to service the residents who had come from Southern India. In 1881 the mosque was made official and a waqf or endowment in Islamic law was granted to use the land for religious purposes. The mosque was put in the hands of two trustees, Ismail Mansor and Abdul Gaffoor.

    It is a small mosque .However,The desgin is amazing.It one of the oldest Mosque
    in Singaphore and I enjoyed there.
    Written 29 March 2019
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  • Sea Dweller
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,680 contributions
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    The Thousand Lampad Temple, or Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple, is one of the largest Buddhist temples in Singapore. It belongs to the Thai Theravadin tradition. The temple was founded by the Thai monk Vuttisara in 1927.
    The height of the main statue of Buddha in the temple is 15 meters, and the weight is about 300 tons.
    Interesting fact.
    At Vesak, the annual celebration of the birth and enlightenment of the Buddha, the congregation brings a donation to the temple, for which they are allowed to place a piece of gold on the statue of the Buddha. By the end of the holiday, the Buddha is completely covered with a fresh layer of gold leaf.
    Written 21 June 2019
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