Church of Saints Peter and Paul
The Roman Catholic Church of Saints Peter and Paul rises above the center of the city business district. It is one of the most interesting architectural constructions in Singapore and has the status of the country’s national monument. The history of its origin is closely bound to the Chinese Catholic community that was formed mainly from Chinese immigrants and several Catholic Indians, in the midd

St. Joseph's Church
The original building of the Roman Catholic St. Joseph's Church, which adorns the city business center for a hundred years now, is considered to be the true architectural miracle and has the status of the monument of national importance. Temple’s history began in the middle of the 19th century, when Portuguese priest, who came from the Indian state Goa, founded Catholic mission in Singapore. After

Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple
The Hindu Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, located in the main street of the ethnic district Little India, is one of the oldest and the most important temples in Singapore. It was raised in honor of Perumal – one of the guises of the Hindu god Vishnu – in 1855. Hindus believe that he fights against evil, protecting the universe, forgives sins, fulfills wishes, and puts on the right track. At first, t

Lian Shan Shuang Lin Temple
Amazingly beautiful complex Lian Shan Shuang Lin is the oldest Buddhist temple in Singapore that is rightly recognized as one of the country’s most valuable national monuments. Having got this status in the late 20th century, it became the only object of the Buddhist culture in Singapore that is protected by the state. The temple owes its origin to Chinese entrepreneur and sponsor Low Kim Pong. Ac

Sri Mariamman Temple
Sri Mariamman Temple, rising above the China Town center, is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore and is almost of the same age as the city itself. It owes its origin to expatriate Indian Narayana Pillai, who arrived on the island together with city’s founder Lord Stamford Raffles. Having left the service in the British East Indian company, he opened his own business and fairly quickly amassed a d

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
The Hindu Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple standing in the very center of the ethnic quarter Little India is considered to be one of the oldest and the most beautiful temples in Singapore. Its first building was raised in the middle of the 19th century by Indians who moved to live and work in the city-state. By that time, the Indian community numbered over 13 thousand people who, being far away from ho

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, whose amazingly beautiful building adorns Singapore China Town, is often compared to an ancient casket, whose numerous boxes keep unprecedented number of amazing treasures. The temple with strikingly magnificent and luxurious interior is situated on the ground floor of the three-storey building. The first floor is occupied by the small shop with thematic literature, sou

Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple, or the Temple of Thousand Lights
Situated in the picturesque Indian quarter, Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple, also known as the Temple of Thousand Lights, is one of the largest and the most visited Buddhist cultic buildings in Singapore. It was founded by a Thai monk, in 1927, and combined Thai, Chinese and Indian traits in its unusual architecture. Thanks to this eclecticism the Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya is reckoned among the most or

Cathedral of the Good Shepherd
The situated in the city’s colonial part Cathedral of the Good Shepherd is the oldest catholic temple in Singapore, and its elegant light building in Renaissance style is an architectural monument of national importance. The Catholic community started to form in Singapore back in the early 19th century, when it officially became a colony of the British Empire and turned into one of the busiest Asi

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