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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the famous religious spots in Singapore?

Kapil Gumasta DEC 10 2012
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Aptly called the as The Lion City, Singapore pleases even the most jaded traveller. Equally popular amongst raucous revellers looking for pleasures of a typical holiday and pious visitors seeking some soulful religious milieu, Singapore is truly a land of delightful stunning contradictions for one and all. The city is dotted with some really beautiful and significant places of worship. Allow us to take you on a spiritual tour:

  • Armenian Church

    The popular church is steeped in architectural splendor and interesting historical tales. Also known as the Church of St. Gregory, the Illuminator, it is touted as one of the most beautiful and elegant buildings in Singapore. It was built in the year 1835 by a group of rich Armenian families who migrated to Singapore for a better lifestyle. It was designed by the prominent architect, George Coleman who left no stone unturned in making this church a masterpiece of art.

    Address: 60 Hill St., Colonial Singapore

  • Chettiar Temple

    You will feel as if you are in some beautiful temple of South India as soon as you step in at this famous religious spot in Singapore. The temple is home to several gods and is basically a fine replacement of the original which was built way back during the 19th century. The 75-foot-high
    Gopuram which has several colorful sculptures of gods is a real treat for your eyes.

    Address: 15 Tank Road
    River Valley
    Hours: 8 am to noon & 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm (everyday)

  • Kong Meng San Phor Kark

    Popular as The Bright Hill Temple, this spiritual place has the distinction of being one of the largest Mahayana temples in Singapore. You can term it as a contemporary version of Buddhist temples.

    Address: 88 Bright Hill
    Entry Charge: No Entry fee
    Opening Hours:
     6.30 am to 9 am

  • Sri Mariamman Temple

    A well-known venue for Hindu weddings and celebrating the firewalking festival (Thimithi), Sri Mariamman Temple is touted as the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore. You will be greeted by a pagoda like entrance and astounding gopurams when you step in. Surrounded by fascinating legends, the Sri Mariamman Temple
    is a gorgeous temple in Singapore. You will simply love the brightly lit interiors of the temple which has various statues of deities and some mythical animals on the wall.

    Address: 244 South Bridge Road
    Kreta Ayer
    Opening Hours: 7 am to 9 pm

Visit the places and bring back some soulful memories with you!

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