Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, Singapore

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Pause from the hustle and bustle of the downtown and retreat to Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, an intricate Hindu temple tucked away within the city. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, the goddess associated with empowerment. The temple's design differs greatly from those in more northeastern parts of the country, following a style more prevalent among South Indian Tamil temples. The temple was built by Indian pioneers and settlers who migrated to the area; it is one of the first testaments to their growing cultural base in Singapore. Colorful, intricate sculptures and figures adorn both the interior and exterior of the temple. Your best bet is to visit with a guide who can provide insight into the temple's history and significance. Be aware that visitors are expected to remove their shoes as a sign of respect. To visit Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple on your trip to Singapore, use our Singapore trip builder app .
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  • Remember to bring shoes to slip on and off (you need to remove your shoes before entering) and women need to wear clothing to cover their legs. They can provide skirts for you to wear but it may be ea...  more »
  • This temple is set in the Little India part of Singapore and is a much loved and much used temple. We were provided with the necessary clothes to cover up, free of charge and removed our shoes. The te...  more »
  • You may go inside they welcome guests as long as you take your shoes off. Once inside you will be over come by the colors and statues. This place is beautiful. We had a guide with us who could tell us...  more »
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  • A liberating experience living next to this temple. Tourist who are suffering from hypersomia are encouraged to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn next door. Get into a trance at 4.30am listening to blares of trumpet and vigorous drum beats. Next, witness the visual spectacle by stepping into the arena to see the century's fight by seemingly possessed priests summoning Shiva to fight against noise demons within. You will be totally awed by what is captured in your camcorder.
  • Very nice India temple. Take note of the opening hours. Is not always open at the time stated. But it's open everyday.
  • Dedicated to Kali, here is the most interesting entrance door with many figures. To get inside you have to leave your shoes outside.
  • Very old and beautiful hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. We must visit this temple.
  • This was a few minutes vist but it was very good to see very nice internal decoration.

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Situtated in the heart of Little India, the temple is a distinctive landmark with its colourful and intricate statues. Dedicated to goddess Sri Veeramakaliamman, the temple was once known as “Soonambu Kambam Kovil” or “temple at the lime village” in Tamil. At that time, most of its faithful worked at lime kilns in the vicinity. During World War II, many people hid here when Japanese air raids took place. Remarkably, the temple and all its statues were unaffected by the bombings. Its latest renovation, completed in 2014, included the addition of a six-storey building with staff quarters, a multipurpose hall and a wedding hall.