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Armenian Church

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Core
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Address: 60 Hill Street Armenian Church, Singapore 179366, Singapore
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Take a walk in the lush gardens of the Armenian Church before entering the...

Take a walk in the lush gardens of the Armenian Church before entering the church and admire the exterior architecture. Breathing history and rich heritage the Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator is the oldest Church of Singapore and is a gazetted National Monument.

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A hidden gem

No matter what your religion is, or even none at all, I recommend a visit to the church if you are walking past - either for a few minutes of peace and quiet, or to learn about... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Anna R
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No matter what your religion is, or even none at all, I recommend a visit to the church if you are walking past - either for a few minutes of peace and quiet, or to learn about the history of Armenians in Singapore. (And it was the Sarkis brothers, Armenians, who set up the Raffles Hotel!) Loved the quirky, modern... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This church is hidden among the other buildings nearby but is so beautiful.It has a small Chappel and surrounding garden has some statues and sculptures to look at.

Thank Priyanka S
Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

What a joy to see it, to be inside, to walk at the garden and talk to local Armenians about its history!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is the second time I have just dropped into this church as a tourist on my way somewhere else and I recommend to do the same if you are passing by. It is so peaceful. I love the statutes around the church which just add to the atmosphere. It is free so just pop in for a moments reflection... More 

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Bath, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Nestled among the modern buildings, this small white spired church is worth a look if you're nearby, as it not only stands as a testimony to the Armenians who built it and worshiped here, but also to their faithful devotion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Built in 1835 this is the oldest church in Singapore. It is a delightful quiet church with quaint architecture - being an essentially round building. Many of the inscriptions are in Armenian. There is a photograph of Lee Kwan Yu visiting the church on display in the back. There are some old Armenian graves in the church yard, and also... More 

Thank Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Armenian Church of St. Gregory is the oldest Church in Singapore built in 1835 and celebrating its 180th Anniversary. Set in the heart of the city amidst lush gardens, it is a historical landmark and National Monument of Singapore. The first electric light and fans has been installed in this Church. Church as well as the garden, are very well... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

I was disappointed that the Armenian Church and grounds were closed because of renovation. I am unsure as to how long the renovation occur. Hopefully you will have better luck than I.

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Gev-Sar, Manager at Armenian Church, responded to this review

Dear savedade, Thanks for taking time to write a note. As part of our regular maintenance program the Armenian Apostolic Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator is undergoing a renovation/repair every 5 years. This round of renovation has coincided with your visit and we are sorry to hear you were unable to visit the grounds. We are projecting to complete... More 

Forfar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

My friend and I came across this church while on our way to see the Singapore National Gallery. It's a beautiful Church and worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

The Armenian Church of St Gregory the Illuminator is the oldest Christian church in Singapore. It is the most prominent landmark at Hill Street near to the Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building. The architect for this church was George Drumgoole Coleman the Superintendent of the Public Works Dept. The building was completed in 1835 and consecrated by Rev Catchick Johannes... More 

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