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Temple of 1,000 Lights (Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya)

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Address: 336 Race Course Rd., Singapore, Singapore
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+65 6294 0714

This Thai-influenced temple features numerous broad-ranging styles of...

This Thai-influenced temple features numerous broad-ranging styles of Buddha representation.

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A very different temple from the usual ones in Singapore

The temple was renovated by the Aw Boon brothers (of Tiger balm and Haw Par Villa fame), leaving marks of their involvement in and around the temple, like the Tiger and Jaguar at... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2016
Paris, France
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Whistler, Canada
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

My second trip to Singapore necessitated a second visit to The Temple of 1,000 Lights. A modest temple, it features a 45-foot statue of a Thai-inspired Bhudda.When the attendants realize you are not a look-i-loo but someone generally interested int their faith they give generously of their time. They offer travellers water, strong coffee and good conservation. A must see... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

The temple was renovated by the Aw Boon brothers (of Tiger balm and Haw Par Villa fame), leaving marks of their involvement in and around the temple, like the Tiger and Jaguar at the entrance each representing one of the brothers. The temple is simple but interesting, with an impressive huge buddha inside. The style is the same as in... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 11 July 2015

If have love for the sacred and the eastern philosophy - you must visit . The location is not too ideal but if you have a taste for The old monasteries this place is worth your time . Not for a hurried traveller with constraint on time .

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 10 January 2015

Located almost opposite a Taoist temple, this Buddhist temple contains a very large statue of Buddha. Footwear needs to be left outside, but didn't seem to be any objections to taking photographs inside. Wasn't too busy when I visited early on a Saturday afternoon. Worth a stop.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 20 December 2014

This temple is very different with other Buddha Temple in the world. If you are a Buddhist, this is a very worthy place to discover. If you not, you also should visit it because of its beautiful construction.

Thank SamSingWee
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Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

The Temple Of 1000 lights is a Buddhist temple with Thai influence. He highlight of the temple apart from the huge Buddha statue at the enterance is the sleeping buddha at the back. If you take a walk around the temple you can see the story about Buddha. It is interesting.

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Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

I am looking for it but I don't know what happened to the temple, one of the shop member said it was tear down. What a waste of time

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Perth Australia
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

The outside of the temple is simple with lovely Thai decoration along the gable roof line culminating in a dragon on each tip. The front of the building has colourful paintings on the gable and relief statues on the facade above the 3 entrances. Under guidance from my Buddhist friends we used the right hand entrance door stepping over the... More 

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Reviewed 5 April 2013

There is a big Buddha statue, and at the bottom, around the statue, the history of Buddha's life is written and illustrated with many other statues. In a small room inside, accessed at the backside, you can find a lying Buddha statue. There is another room at the left side of the statue with 1000 small lights on the wall.... More 

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Ibiza, Spain
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

Interesting temple. No frills, not so modern but that does not stop me from making multiple visits here to worship Buddha.

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