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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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True south Indian temple

It's a nice South Indian temple. It has lot of idols of different gods & goddesses. It almost felt like any temple in Chennai. Quite authentic. Definitely recommended if you are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Soumya S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice South Indian temple. It has lot of idols of different gods & goddesses. It almost felt like any temple in Chennai. Quite authentic. Definitely recommended if you are near Little India.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

having never been to India I could be forgiven in believing I have ,the sights the smell the surrounds and the obvious Indian community .walked by this place which was near the hotel I was staying at ,and was busy at all hours .if you enjoy Indian food this is the place to go .have been to Singapore during diwali... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely temple to walk past as you walk down Serangoon road. But I wouldn't go out of your way, unless you are going to go in. It is intricate, and in the heart of Little India. There are shops close by too.

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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It doesn't take long to check out but it's worth doing so. It's very colorful and quite a sight to see.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Located in Little India this is a very active Hindu Temple. Very colorful 3-d figurines decorate the outside entrance with several different worshiping areas inside. It was a special occasion when we visited and there were many floral offering inside with many parishioners praying to various deities. Remove your shoes to enter and be respectful of the activities ongoing and... More 

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting temple in little India Good time to visit on Sunday to watch the worshiping Best time is on the Hindi holidays of Dipavali and Tiposam Look up the festival calendar

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Mandaue, Philippines
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

It's a nice temple to visit. The art and sculptures are certainly a sight to behold. But not much else to do here.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We visited during a religious festival and everyone was even more enthusiastic to include outsiders. They were walking a circuit with a variety of difficulties - bed of nails anyone? It was really nice to see how much support they were given by the locals. The building itself is exquisitely decorated, definitely worth some time when in Little India.

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Amherst, Virginia
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This temple is a must see if you are near Little India. Although I was short on time and did not go inside, the exterior architecture is amazing! Everything is so ornate and it is kept in better shape than other temples that I have seen during my visit to Singapore !

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

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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With a strong local Indian community, this pocket of Singapore can feel like another place and time. Wander past traditional barbershops while local residents in brightly coloured saris patronize retailers from decades past. Peruse streets lined with colourful shops as the aroma of curry tempts you to indulge. Listen to the Bollywood music echoing from storefronts and take in the stalls selling bright flowers, fabrics, and spices. At the 24-hour, four-level Mustafa Shopping Centre, you can shop through the night and find everything from pharmacy and grocery items to Bollywood DVDs and diamond necklaces. Singapore’s Little India offers a colourful, lively taste of the subcontinent and is well worth the visit.
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