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Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

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Little India
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Address: 141 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218042, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6295 4538

Built in 1855 by Tamil labourers, the temple has a South Indian...

Built in 1855 by Tamil labourers, the temple has a South Indian architectural style. The gopuram or tower, a common element in South Indian temple architecture, was built at a height so that it can be seen from a distance.

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Chaotic and fascinating!

We'd just visited the Jamae Chulia Mosque, where all is peaceful, tidy and orderly, and then went to the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple which is the complete opposite ... Busy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We'd just visited the Jamae Chulia Mosque, where all is peaceful, tidy and orderly, and then went to the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple which is the complete opposite ... Busy, noisy, chaotic and bursting with people and colour. There are loads of photo opportunities here, but keep your camera hidden until you're past the people at the entrance or you'll be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is incredible, much like the mosque in the arabic area. You can stand out side and study the figures for hours before thinking of entering. Sagrada Familia in Barcelona may be a worthy competitor when it comes to the exterior but to me this is much nicer, even if I love the art and style of Gaudi.

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Salford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited at about 8pm when the temple had plenty of families using the place. Removing your shoes, I was feeling very comfortable to wander round on my own, with amazing and colourful decoration all around. There was a singer chanting and many people praying to the gods in the different sections of the temple. As with most temples, food... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This multicolored temple on Serangoon road is covered from top to bottom with idols of the Hindu pantheon and always bustling with energy. Prayers are chanted by the priests and offerings given by the faithful. When we visited prasad, blessed food, was handed out and a smiling gentleman told us "put your cameras away and have some holy food". A... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not visit when it was open for tours unfortunately, but...wow! The sculpture work is amazing! The carved doors are amazing! The exterior is really something to see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I stayed in little india throughout my vacation in Singapore, so its an opportunity for me to visit places around to observe culture and worship. This is the nearest temple to most of the establishment in little india. The Indians invited me to get inside the temple and join the worship. I was amazed by their rituals, and they're praising... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

It's a small and beautiful temple in Little India area with significant decoration. Many local residents and tourists visit it. You can take stunning view from here together with walk around to enjoy the great architecture. Learning about the story was also great!

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Its a beautiful Hindu Temple located in Little India .Was in the nearby area so thought to visit the same and was worth it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

My wife, two children and I visited Singapore in June 2016. The Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is on Serangoon Road in Little India. This is a typical Hindu temple. You have to take your shoes off before you can go inside. I think you can visit this temple in about 15 minutes and then continue your walk on Serangoon Road.

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is a very busy temple and full of life. There is a lot going on around you so just take the time to enjoy what is going on around you. Remember to walk around the outside of it as part of your enjoyment.

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