Chinatown on Pictures: Sri Mariamman Temple


Sri Mariamman Temple in the corner of Pagoda Street and South Bridge Road

Kuil tertua yang masih digunakan oleh umat Hindu di Singapura. Kalau masuk ke sini dan membawa kamera, akan dikenai charge. Karena saya orangnya pelit, jadi saya masuk ke sini dengan menyembunyikan kamera dan secara sembunyi-sembunyi mengambil gambar.

Sri Mariamman Temple was built in 1827 by Naraina Pillai, and was originally made of timber and thatch. This temple is dedicated to the Indian Goddess, Mariamman, who is invoked during epidemic illnesses. It has Dravidian-style, built by Indian convict labor between 1827 and 1847. The Gopuram was modeled after South Indian Tamil temples.

Source: A Walking Tour: Singapore by G. Byrne Bracken

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