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Address: 24 Waterloo Street Jewish Synagogue 26, Singapore 187950, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6332 3012

Learn about Singapore’s early Jewish settlers at the Maghain Aboth...

Learn about Singapore’s early Jewish settlers at the Maghain Aboth Synagogue. Constructed in 1878, the Maghain Aboth, which means Shield of Our Fathers, is the oldest Jewis building in Southeast Asia.

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i understand jews must be very careful of islamist attacks. so security is a vital necessity. in europe there is less problems (?) i understand god bless you be careful shalom.

Reviewed 2 August 2016
Paris, France
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

i understand jews must be very careful of islamist attacks. so security is a vital necessity. in europe there is less problems (?) i understand god bless you be careful shalom.

Thank gagarfy
Marco Island, Florida
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

We try to visit synagogues where ever we travel and Singapore was no exception. We found the website and emailed 2 weeks before we were getting to Singapore. We got an immediate response back asking for a copy of our passport and a date and time of the visit. The synagogue is a lovely old building. We were able to... More 

1 Thank robann52
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

What a beautiful synagogue! we were lucky to celebrate Shabbat with a nice community. We loved the prayer that was Moroccan style rabbi Abirgil was great. You need to go before Shabbat so they can take a copy of your passport otherwise you can't get in. since we keep Shabbat we left our stuff at the hotel but they recognized... More 

1 Thank Ramiyonat
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Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

The tfila was 45 min including the tora portion on thursday. People are friendly. Enjoyed my visit here

Thank Shai A
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2015

From the beginning this place has been well, exclusive for the Jews. In order for non-Jews to access to the synagogue, you need prior appointment. So a week before my trip to Singapore, I emailed the administration seeking an appointment. Like the previous commentator, I got a response from Julia Han of the Jewish Welfare Board saying "We welcome you... More 

3 Thank albernardo_kung
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 18 April 2015

Access to the synagogue is restricted to the public for obvious security reasons and their website suggested that a prior appointment is necessary to plan a visit. A few days before my trip, I emailed the administration seeking an appointment. I got a response from Julia Han of the Jewish Welfare Board saying "We welcome you and all visitors to... More 

1 Thank RajeevM19
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 29 December 2014

The synagogue is only open to visitors from Monday through to Thursday. PRs and citizens can enter by just showing their ICs, whilst foreigners need to arrange for permission to enter by getting their passport details validated a few days in advance. The synagogue is of a fairly simple design inside, and presumably is a lot more meaningful if you... More 

3 Thank KGB777
Byron Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Be sure to make an appointment at this high security complex but worth a visit to see the old synagogue as well as the museum explaining how it was built

2 Thank George W
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

If you are Jewish, and love praying , this is the most comfortable and beautiful Synagogue to go to. I enjoy going there on Shabbat . It's one of the best things that makes me happy . All the people there are warm and friendly . I just love praying in that Synagogue. So if you are a Jewish tourist,... More 

2 Thank Shoopy10
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

This place was in the Trip advisor as one of the place to visit. But when I went there, the guard at the entrance told me that only Jewish people are allowed. So, even if you are a Catholic or Christian you cannot enter. Please take note of this.

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