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The Sri Mariamman is Singapore most oldest hindu temple built in the 19th century.

Colorful decorative arts on one of Sri Mariamman Temple's Gopurams, Singapore. The scale of each tier and its sculptures is slightly smaller than that of the tier immediately below it. This helps to create the illusion of height and adds to the symbolic importance of this Hindu Temple building.

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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Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple, Singapore

Singapore's oldest Hindu temple

 

Sri Mariamman Temple, Chinatown, Singapore, SE Asia

Sri Mariamman Temple, Chinatown, Singapore, SE Asia

Sri Mariamman Temple, Chinatown, Singapore, SE Asia

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In 1819, Sir Thomas Raffles negotiated a treaty whereby Johor allowed the British to locate a trading port on the island. The Sultan of Johor is the sovereign ruler of the Malaysian state of Johor. It all was leading to the establishment of the British colony of Singapore in 1819. The port was strategically located along the main trade route between India and China. Singapore became an independent republic in 1965. Nowadays the country has become one of the world's most prosperous nations, with a highly developed free market economy and strong international trading links. Tourism in Singapore is a major industry and is the 5th most visited city in the world. Along with this, it also has one of the world's lowest crime rates. Public transport is easy when visiting Singapore. This includes the well-known Mass Rapid Transit system. MRT trains are fully automated without driver! Singapore is a green and clean city. It is also full of natural attractions and cultural heritage sites, from botanic gardens and nature parks to temples and museums. Chinatown is a small piece of China in the heart of Singapore. Once an enclave for Singapore’s Chinese immigrant population, the Chinatown of today is much-beloved for its blend of old and new, with historic temples and traditional medicinal halls sitting alongside hip new bars and lifestyle shops. You also can't miss the three monstrous towers of Marina Bay Sands which stand at the Marina Bay waterfront. Apart from the casino, the Marina Bay Sands also has a shopping mall, resorts, museums, theatres, an ice skating rink, and a Skydeck with an infinity pool.

 

Getting around Singapore by MRT (train) is simple. Singapore's public transport system is fast and efficient, and brings you to memorable attractions in no time. Chinatown is a small piece of China in the heart of Singapore. Red lanterns, traditional houses and shopping streets with knick-knacks and prehistoric temples on every corner of the street, Chinatown is an unmissable stop on your visit to Singapore. A place where tourists, locals and businessmen like to come for a good lunch and you can stroll around afterwards.

 

In 1819 onderhandelde Sir Thomas Raffles over een verdrag waarbij Johor de Britten toestond een handelshaven op het eiland te vestigen. De Sultan van Johor is de soevereine heerser van de Maleisische staat Johor. Het leidde allemaal tot de oprichting van de Britse kolonie Singapore in 1819. De haven was strategisch gelegen langs de belangrijkste handelsroute tussen India en China. Singapore werd in 1965 een onafhankelijke republiek. Tegenwoordig is het land één van de meest welvarende landen ter wereld geworden, met een hoog ontwikkelde vrije markteconomie en sterke internationale handelsbanden. Toerisme in Singapore is een belangrijke industrie en is de 5e meest bezochte stad ter wereld. Daarnaast heeft het ook één van 's werelds laagste misdaadcijfers. Openbaar vervoer is eenvoudig tijdens een bezoek aan Singapore. MRT-treinen zijn volledig geautomatiseerd zonder machinist ! Singapore is een groene en schone stad. Het staat ook vol met natuurlijke attracties en culturele erfgoedsites, van botanische tuinen en natuurparken tot tempels en musea. Chinatown is een klein stukje China in het hart van Singapore. Rode lampionnetjes, traditionele huisjes en winkelstraten met prullaria en bewierookte tempels op elke hoek van de straat, Chinatown is een niet te missen halte tijdens je bezoek aan Singapore. Een plek waar toeristen, locals én zakenmannen graag komen voor een goede lunch en jij na afloop heerlijk rond kan slenteren. Ook kun je de drie monsterlijke torens van Marina Bay Sands die aan de waterkant van Marina Bay staan ​​niet missen. Naast het casino heeft het Marina Bay Sands ook een winkelcentrum, resorts, musea, theaters, een ijsbaan en een Skydeck met een overloopzwembad.

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In 1819, Sir Thomas Raffles negotiated a treaty whereby Johor allowed the British to locate a trading port on the island. The Sultan of Johor is the sovereign ruler of the Malaysian state of Johor. It all was leading to the establishment of the British colony of Singapore in 1819. The port was strategically located along the main trade route between India and China. Singapore became an independent republic in 1965. Nowadays the country has become one of the world's most prosperous nations, with a highly developed free market economy and strong international trading links. Tourism in Singapore is a major industry and is the 5th most visited city in the world. Along with this, it also has one of the world's lowest crime rates. Public transport is easy when visiting Singapore. This includes the well-known Mass Rapid Transit system. MRT trains are fully automated without driver! Singapore is a green and clean city. It is also full of natural attractions and cultural heritage sites, from botanic gardens and nature parks to temples and museums. Chinatown is a small piece of China in the heart of Singapore. Once an enclave for Singapore’s Chinese immigrant population, the Chinatown of today is much-beloved for its blend of old and new, with historic temples and traditional medicinal halls sitting alongside hip new bars and lifestyle shops. You also can't miss the three monstrous towers of Marina Bay Sands which stand at the Marina Bay waterfront. Apart from the casino, the Marina Bay Sands also has a shopping mall, resorts, museums, theatres, an ice skating rink, and a Skydeck with an infinity pool.

 

Getting around Singapore by MRT (train) is simple. Singapore's public transport system is fast and efficient, and brings you to memorable attractions in no time. Chinatown is a small piece of China in the heart of Singapore. Red lanterns, traditional houses and shopping streets with knick-knacks and prehistoric temples on every corner of the street. Kreta Ayer Road on the photo above is the road that defines for Chinese, the Chinatown area. In the 1880s, Kreta Ayer was the red light area in Chinatown. Chinatown is an unmissable stop on your visit to Singapore. A place where tourists, locals and businessmen like to come for a good lunch and you can stroll around afterwards.

 

In 1819 onderhandelde Sir Thomas Raffles over een verdrag waarbij Johor de Britten toestond een handelshaven op het eiland te vestigen. De Sultan van Johor is de soevereine heerser van de Maleisische staat Johor. Het leidde allemaal tot de oprichting van de Britse kolonie Singapore in 1819. De haven was strategisch gelegen langs de belangrijkste handelsroute tussen India en China. Singapore werd in 1965 een onafhankelijke republiek. Tegenwoordig is het land één van de meest welvarende landen ter wereld geworden, met een hoog ontwikkelde vrije markteconomie en sterke internationale handelsbanden. Toerisme in Singapore is een belangrijke industrie en is de 5e meest bezochte stad ter wereld. Daarnaast heeft het ook één van 's werelds laagste misdaadcijfers. Openbaar vervoer is eenvoudig tijdens een bezoek aan Singapore. MRT-treinen zijn volledig geautomatiseerd zonder machinist ! Singapore is een groene en schone stad. Het staat ook vol met natuurlijke attracties en culturele erfgoedsites, van botanische tuinen en natuurparken tot tempels en musea. Chinatown is een klein stukje China in het hart van Singapore. Rode lampionnetjes, traditionele huisjes en winkelstraten met prullaria en bewierookte tempels op elke hoek van de straat. De Kreta Ayer Road op de foto hierboven kent elke Chinees. In de jaren 1880 was Kreta Ayer een hoerenbuurt. Tegenwoordig niet meer. Chinatown is een niet te missen halte tijdens je bezoek aan Singapore. Een plek waar toeristen, locals én zakenmannen graag komen voor een goede lunch en jij na afloop heerlijk rond kan slenteren. Ook kun je de drie monsterlijke torens van Marina Bay Sands die aan de waterkant van Marina Bay staan ​​niet missen. Naast het casino heeft het Marina Bay Sands ook een winkelcentrum, resorts, musea, theaters, een ijsbaan en een Skydeck met een overloopzwembad.

Sri Mariamman Temple is one of two ornate temples situated in Singapore's Chinatown.

 

Sri Mariamman Temple was founded by Indian pioneer Naraina Pillai, a government clerk from Penang who was in the company of Sir Stamford Raffles on the latter’s second visit to Singapore in 1819.

 

Initially, the British East India Company had allotted a plot on Telok Ayer Street for a Hindu temple. However, this was rejected by the Hindu community because there was no convenient supply of freshwater, required for rituals,

 

in the vicinity. Colonel William Farquhar, Resident of Singapore, permitted Pillai to build the temple near Freshwater Stream (Stamford Canal today).

 

In 1823, the present site on South Bridge Road was granted and set aside in Singapore’s first town plan which was drawn up by Lieutenant Philip Jackson. A wood-and-attap structure was erected on the site by 1827.

 

The most striking feature of Sri Mariamman Temple – or any South Indian temple – is the Gopuram. In 1925, the original three-tiered gopuram of a more restrained design was replaced by the current elaborate five-tiered structure.

 

Interestingly, amidst the myriad of brightly painted sculptures of Hindu deities and abstract floral decorations, Indian sepoys from the British Raj are also depicted, standing guard with their rifles at hand at the base of the gopuram.

The Sri Mariamman is Singapore most oldest hindu temple built in the 19th century.

The Sri Mariamman Temple is one of Singapore’s oldest Hindu temples. This magnificent monument of architecture is located in the downtown area of the Chinatown district.

This building mainly serves as a temple for Singaporeans who profess the Hindu faith. Founded in 1827 by Naraina Pillai, this temple has become a site of national significance that is rich in history. One of the most captivating events held in the temple is the annual fire walking ceremony, also known as the ‘timiti’, is held a few days before the Deepavali, which is the festival of lights.

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In 1819, Sir Thomas Raffles negotiated a treaty whereby Johor allowed the British to locate a trading port on the island. The Sultan of Johor is the sovereign ruler of the Malaysian state of Johor. It all was leading to the establishment of the British colony of Singapore in 1819. The port was strategically located along the main trade route between India and China. Singapore became an independent republic in 1965. Nowadays the country has become one of the world's most prosperous nations, with a highly developed free market economy and strong international trading links. Tourism in Singapore is a major industry and is the 5th most visited city in the world. Along with this, it also has one of the world's lowest crime rates. Public transport is easy when visiting Singapore. This includes the well-known Mass Rapid Transit system. MRT trains are fully automated without driver! Singapore is a green and clean city. It is also full of natural attractions and cultural heritage sites, from botanic gardens and nature parks to temples and museums. Chinatown is a small piece of China in the heart of Singapore. Once an enclave for Singapore’s Chinese immigrant population, the Chinatown of today is much-beloved for its blend of old and new, with historic temples and traditional medicinal halls sitting alongside hip new bars and lifestyle shops. You also can't miss the three monstrous towers of Marina Bay Sands which stand at the Marina Bay waterfront. Apart from the casino, the Marina Bay Sands also has a shopping mall, resorts, museums, theatres, an ice skating rink, and a Skydeck with an infinity pool.

 

Chinatown is a small piece of China in the heart of Singapore. It had a humble beginning. People looking to make their fortune along the Singapore river banks. Life back then wasn't easy for the man on the street. Home often meant nothing more than a wooden board to serve as a bed. One would rent bed space in a shophouse, cramped with many others in the room. Fresh water had to be carted in by bullock-drawn carts. During the 1850s and 1880s, the street was one of the centres of slave traffic. From its humble beginnings, Chinatown lived through many trials and tribulations to become the jewel we know it today with red lanterns, traditional houses and shopping streets with knick-knacks and prehistoric temples on every corner of the street. Chinatown is an unmissable stop on your visit to Singapore. A place where tourists, locals and businessmen like to come for a good lunch and you can stroll around afterwards.

  

In 1819 onderhandelde Sir Thomas Raffles over een verdrag waarbij Johor de Britten toestond een handelshaven op het eiland te vestigen. De Sultan van Johor is de soevereine heerser van de Maleisische staat Johor. Het leidde allemaal tot de oprichting van de Britse kolonie Singapore in 1819. De haven was strategisch gelegen langs de belangrijkste handelsroute tussen India en China. Singapore werd in 1965 een onafhankelijke republiek. Tegenwoordig is het land één van de meest welvarende landen ter wereld geworden, met een hoog ontwikkelde vrije markteconomie en sterke internationale handelsbanden. Toerisme in Singapore is een belangrijke industrie en is de 5e meest bezochte stad ter wereld. Daarnaast heeft het ook één van 's werelds laagste misdaadcijfers. Openbaar vervoer is eenvoudig tijdens een bezoek aan Singapore. MRT-treinen zijn volledig geautomatiseerd zonder machinist ! Singapore is een groene en schone stad. Het staat ook vol met natuurlijke attracties en culturele erfgoedsites, van botanische tuinen en natuurparken tot tempels en musea. Chinatown is een klein stukje China in het hart van Singapore. Het had een bescheiden begin. Mensen wilden hun fortuin verdienen aan de oevers van de Singapore rivier. Het leven was toen niet gemakkelijk voor de man op straat. Thuis betekende vaak niets meer dan een houten plank om als bed te dienen. Vers water moest worden ingereden door ossenkarren. Tijdens de jaren 1850 en 1880 was de straat één van de centra van het slavenverkeer. Vanaf het bescheiden begin leefde Chinatown door vele beproevingen heen om uiteindelijk een juweel te worden dat we vandaag kennen, met rode lampionnetjes, traditionele huisjes en winkelstraten met prullaria en bewierookte tempels op elke hoek van de straat. Chinatown is een niet te missen halte tijdens je bezoek aan Singapore. Een plek waar toeristen, locals én zakenmannen graag komen voor een goede lunch en jij na afloop heerlijk rond kan slenteren.

The Sri Mariamman is Singapore most oldest hindu temple built in the 19th century.

Outside the Sri Mariamman Temple in Chinatown, Singapore. Two cool dudes.

Singapore Chinatown

Sri Mariamman Temple

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What is with the obsession with Steve McCurry? For those not familiar with his work he is the gentlemen that photographed the “Afghan Girl” which ended up being National Geographic’s most iconic front cover. Click this link to read about the story behind the "Afghan Girl."

 

Check out more of his incredible photography at his blog.

 

Many consider him the most significant contemporary photographer of the last 25 years. Steve McCurry had an impact on my life the day I saw that National Geographic cover of the Afghan girl. It was then I transition from being primarily a landscape photographer to undertaking the frightening task of photographing strangers in foreign lands.

 

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. It is an agamic temple, built in the Dravidian style. Located at 244 South Bridge Road, in the downtown Chinatown district, the temple serves the majority Hindu Singaporeans, Tamilians, 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 East India Company established a trading settlement in Singapore. Pillai was a government clerk from Penang who arrived in Singapore with Sir Stamford Raffles on his second visit to the island in May 1819. Pillai went on to set up the island's first construction company, and also entered the textile trade. He rapidly established himself in business and was identified as a leader of the Indian community.

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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 :-)

 

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A couple of weeks behind. Here is probably the last of the Singapore photos that I'll post. This time it's across the road from one of Singapore's famous Indian temples, in Chinatown. More soon.

 

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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.

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.

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)

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.

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)

 

Central Business District, Singapore

 

Explore #19, August 31, 2010

Singapore Chinatown

 

Sri Mariamman Temple

 

Singapore celebrates its 44th Birthday today, Happy Birthday Singapore and to all my Singaporean friends out here... Cheers!

 

Photo: Chinatown on the foreground & CDB at the back.

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. Once every 12 years, in keeping with Hindu tradition, the temple is reconsecrated. The unique annual fire-walking ceremony is held about a week before Deepavali -- the Festival of Lights.

 

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