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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  • The first time I visited the Hindu temple eyeing. Located in Little India and can be found soon. I can't get inside, but I was easy a little bit about what Hindu temples are.
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  • It is a Hindu temple which stands in the corner of Little India. It has become obvious in appearance on the roof, it was to be able to visit the hospital from the front. However, it was afraid to enter a person other than the believer in the sightseeing mood.
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  • Little India neighborhood highlight is Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, with many fantastically detailed statues of not gods, exactly, but something like patron saints representing various hoped-for outco...  more »
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  • It is a very holy place. It has many fascinating sculptures. The goddess here is considered very powerful. It also attracts many foreigners as they come here to learn about the Indian Culture.
  • If you are a south Indian, then visiting this temple in Little India gives a feeling of not missing your native. If you are from other country this is a great place to know about the traditional cultures of south India. It has long history, built by Tamils during the British colonial era and recently renovated with bright beautiful color. A great place to make a quick visit to India within Singapore. This. Place is very crowded on festival timings.
  • beautiful place of worship. i recommend visiting early in the morning slightly before 8 am. it is much cooler and there are less tourists at that time so its much more pleasant to explore the place. at 8 am you can catch the priests and devotees perform a very elaborate and colorful prayer ritual. a definite must-see in Singapore!
  • Awesome temple... Once visited here got some new energy & good feeling.... calm and beautiful temple located easy accessable area...
  • Easy to find this place. IT'S has good architecture. But rather difficult to take some picture.
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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.