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Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

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Address: 141 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218042, Singapore
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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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Hindu temple in town.

A little temple in little India. Inside it looks 'exactly' like you are in India. The temple was quite busy on the day we walked in. Many Hindu's came to celebrate a special day... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Gerard M
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Phang Nga, Thailand
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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

one good way to see their culture and see how they worship. tuck in Little India, this temple would not be missed as it is located in a very busy road, Serangoon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the older Indian temples in Little India area. A huge temple complex area consisting of main temple, seperate area for conducting marriage and rituals, dining area etc. After having darshan, one can take the free prasad consisting of Kesari Sheera and puliogere rice.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first thing that struck me about this temple was the ornate decorative features inside and out. This was soon overtaken by the complete reverence shown by worshippers and visitors that this temple commanded. It was truly amazing. Inside you can witness blessings, offerings and other traditions being carried out. There are various shrines positioned throughout the complex each with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drums beating and trumpets flaring. Bells ringing and clanging. The high decibel is on par with a jackhammer. You wouldn't want to risk your ear drum bursting to step inside the arena. The temple could have make soothing music instead of pure noise to appease the angry Kali god. Definitely not recommended.

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Phang Nga, Thailand
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

A little temple in little India. Inside it looks 'exactly' like you are in India. The temple was quite busy on the day we walked in. Many Hindu's came to celebrate a special day with a lot of offerings. As they have those days often it is worth to ask if such a special day is during your stay.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

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 14 April 2017

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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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

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 26 March 2017

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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Little India
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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