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Chinatown, Singapore.

January 2014.

 

In this image, you can see the Chinatown buildings in the foreground and the Central Business District (CBD) buildings in the background. If you view this image "Large" you can see some of the Chinese New Year decorations along the streets. Sri Mariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore, and interestingly, it is located in the heart of Chinatown.

 

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Location : Sri Mariamman Temple, Chinatown, Singapore

The much anticipated Canon EOS 5D Mark II finally came to stores after a long wait, and I have been lucky to get one off the first lot. I also managed to easily sell my trusty Nikon D200 with which I have had a great experience over the years.

 

This image is from a test shoot with the new 5D Mark II. There is so much more to say about this phenomenal camera but I am going to let the shooting do the talking as I start to use it :-)

 

More test shots

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Chinatown, Singapore

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Just to play around with the Samyang 14mm f2.8 that I just picked up second-hand. Really happy to finally got this lens. Been on my mind for a long time as I've always wanted a 14mm. Still a few more lenses to go before my ultimate magical lucky number super lens kit is complete. ^___________^

Singapore Chinatown

 

The Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple. It is an agamic temple, built in the Dravidian style. Located at No. 244 South Bridge Road, in the downtown Chinatown district, the temple serves mainly South Indian Tamil Hindu Singaporeans in the city-state.

The Sri Mariamman Temple was founded in 1827 by Naraina Pillai, eight years after the British East India Company established a trading settlement in Singapore. (Wikipedia)

 

Singapore Chinatown

 

Sri Mariamman Temple

 

From its inception, Sri Mariamman Temple served as a refuge for new immigrants, particularly South Indian Tamil Hindus. Besides providing an important place of worship for these immigrants, the temple granted them shelter until they found work and more permanent accommodation. Historically, the temple was the Registry of Marriages for Hindus. At that time, only the priest of the Sri Mariamman Temple was authorized to solemnize Hindu marriages in Singapore. Today, in addition to its religious services and functions, the temple promotes various social, cultural and educational activities. (Wikipedia)

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On my photo tour with Charlie Kwan, we spent some time at the Sri Mariamman Temple which is Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple and is located of all places in Chinatown. I loved the colorful murals on the ceiling and I waited for this woman to walk across my frame to give me that, “Steve McCurry,” moment.

 

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The Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple, founded in 1827. It is built in the Dravidian style and located in the Chinatown district.

Central Business District, Singapore

 

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Singapore's oldest Hindu temple. Bottom of photo shows the edge of a Singapore flag hung outside the temple because it was Singapore's National Day just last week.

The Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple. It is an agamic temple, built in the Dravidian style. Located at No. 244 South Bridge Road, in the downtown Chinatown district, the temple serves mainly South Indian Tamil Hindu Singaporeans in the city-state. Due to its architectural and historical significance, the temple has been gazetted a National Monument and is a major tourist attraction. Sri Mariamman Temple is managed by the Hindu Endowments Board, a statutory board under the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports.

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Sri Mariamman Temple is an extraordinary Hindu temple, built in the 1860s by Tamil immigrants, located at Thanom Silom about 2mins walk from our hotel. No photographs allow inside the temple.

 

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The Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple. It is an agamic temple, built in the Dravidian style

Sri Mariamman Temple ஸ்ரீ மாரியம்மன் கோவில் (Singapore)

 

The Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple. It is an agamic temple, built in the Dravidian style. Located at 244 South Bridge Road, in the downtown Chinatown district, the temple serves mainly Hindu Singaporeans in the city-state.

 

Information extracted from Wikipedia:: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Mariamman_Temple,_Singapore

 

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Location : Sri Mariamman Temple, Chinatown, Singapore

Singapore Chinatown

 

Sri Mariamman Temple

 

Silom Road, Bangkok, Thailand

Singapore Chinatown

Sri Mariamman Temple

Sri Mariamman Temple ஸ்ரீ மாரியம்மன் கோவில் (Singapore)

 

The Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple. It is an agamic temple, built in the Dravidian style. Located at 244 South Bridge Road, in the downtown Chinatown district, the temple serves mainly Hindu Singaporeans in the city-state.

 

Information extracted from Wikipedia:: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Mariamman_Temple,_Singapore

 

Sri Mariamman Temple is a Hindu temple set on Lebuh Queen and Lebuh Chulia in Georgetown’s compact Little India district: a vibrant community whose outer face is of saris, incense shops and banana leaf curry houses. Built in 1833, the temple is dedicated to the Hindu god, Lord Subramaniam.

 

Also known as the Arulmigu Sri Mahamariamman Temple or Queen Street Indian Temple, it is the oldest Hindu temple on the island. Shining diamonds and precious stones are part of its façade and it is a typical example of Hindu architecture, built in the south Indian Dravidian style.

Sri Mariamman Temple ஸ்ரீ மாரியம்மன் கோவில் (Singapore)

 

The Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple. It is an agamic temple, built in the Dravidian style. Located at 244 South Bridge Road, in the downtown Chinatown district, the temple serves mainly Hindu Singaporeans in the city-state.

 

Information extracted from Wikipedia:: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Mariamman_Temple,_Singapore

Nyepi is a Balinese ( Bali - Indonesia ) "Day of Silence" that is commemorated every Isakawarsa (Saka new year) according to Bali's calendar (in 2012, it will be on March 23rd). It is a day of silence, fasting, and meditation. The day following Nyepi is also celebrated as New year.

Observed from 6 a.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, Nyepi is a day reserved for self-reflection and as such, anything that might interfere with that purpose is restricted. The main restrictions are: no lighting fires (and lights must be kept low); no working; no entertainment or pleasure; no traveling; and for some, no talking or eating at all. The effect of these prohibitions is that Bali’s usually bustling streets and roads are empty, there is little or no noise from TVs and radios, and few signs of activity are seen even inside homes. The only people to be seen outdoors are the Pecalang, traditional security men who patrol the streets to ensure the prohibitions are being followed.

Although Nyepi is primarily a Hindu holiday, non-Hindu residents of Bali observe the day of silence as well, out of respect for their fellow citizens. Even tourists are not exempt; although free to do as they wish inside their hotels, no one is allowed onto the beaches or streets, and the only airport in Bali remains closed for the entire day. The only exceptions granted are for emergency vehicles carrying those with life-threatening conditions and women about to give birth.

On the day after Nyepi, known as Ngembak Geni, social activity picks up again quickly, as families and friends gather to ask forgiveness from one another, and to perform certain religious rituals together.

 

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Location : Sri Mariamman Temple, Chinatown, Singapore

The cows and the tower at the Sri Mariamman temple.

Sri Mariamman Temple, Chinatown, Singapore, Takumar 135/3.5

A blue hour aerial shot of Chinatown with the CBD in the far end. The diagonally located building with its big compound in the middle is an Indian temple called 'Sri Mariamman Temple'. This shot was taken 5 minutes after my previous shot.

 

PP: Mild HDR.

 

Camera used: Sony DSLR Alpha 850.

Lens: DT 16-105mm

 

The Sri Mariamman Temple is located in the Bang Rak district of the city and is one of only two Hindu temples in the city. It was built in the 1860s by Tamil immigrants with colourful Hindu deities and a gopuram (tower) at the entrance just like you get in India. You can witness the daily rituals and prayers of the local Hindu community here but Thai's also visit as there are also Buddha images as well.

 

Photo taken last year.

A late noon aerial shot of Chinatown with the CBD in the far end. The diagonally located building with its big compound in the foreground is an Indian temple called 'Sri Mariamman Temple'.

 

PP: Mild HDR.

 

Camera used: Sony DSLR Alpha 850.

Lens: DT 16-105mm

 

Singapore Chinatown

Sri Mariamman Temple

I frequently walk past the Sri Mariamman Temple in the evening and enjoy listening to the music they play and watching the various ceremonies within. It's a real pleasure living in Singapore, being able to see and experience so many different cultures in one place.

Singapore Chinatown

Sri Mariamman Temple

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Temple rules:

Footwear not allow inside this temple. Photography allow only if you purchase a S$3 ticket for each camera from the ticketing booth...where you are free to take any shots on people praying, priest at work...including pigeons flying all over the place.

 

The Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple. It is an agamic temple, built in the Dravidian style. Located at No. 244 South Bridge Road, in the downtown Chinatown district, the temple serves mainly South Indian Tamil Hindu Singaporeans in the city-state. Due to its architectural and historical significance, the temple has been gazetted a National Monument and is a major tourist attraction. Sri Mariamman Temple is managed by the Hindu Endowments Board, a statutory board under the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports.

 

The Sri Mariamman Temple was founded in 1827 by Naraina Pillai, eight years after the British East India Company established a trading settlement in Singapore.

 

Pillai was a government clerk from Penang who arrived in Singapore with Stamford Raffles on his second visit to the island in May 1819. He went on to set up the island's first construction company. He also entered the textile trade. Pillai rapidly established himself in business and was identified as a leader of the Indian community.

 

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Front left corner of the gopuram (entrance tower).

 

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The Sri Mariamman Temple is the largest and oldest Hindu temple in Singapore, and is located in South Bridge Road, Chinatown district within the Central Area, Singapore's central business district.

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