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5 Heritage Places In Singapore To Learn More About South Asian Culture!

5 Heritage Places In Singapore To Learn More About South Asian Culture!
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1 Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

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Located in the historic district of Chinatown, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum’s richly designed interiors and comprehensive exhibits on Buddhist art and history tell stories of culture over thousands of years old. Built in 2007, the temple gets its name from what the Buddhists regard as the left canine tooth of Buddha, which has been recovered from his funeral pyre in Kushinagar, India and displayed on the temple’s grounds.

2 Haw Par Villa

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One of the oldest existing cultures in the world today, Chinese history stretches back across millennia, and is filled with fascinating stories. History buffs looking to journey through the richness of Chinese tradition and religious beliefs should pay a visit to Haw Par Villa, an Asian cultural park that’s a repository of folklore and storied myths.

3 Sultan Mosque

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With its massive golden domes and huge prayer hall, Sultan Mosque is a must-see if you’re in the historic Kampong Gelam district. Masjid Sultan, as it is also known, is a prominent mosque in Singapore and one of the country’s most impressive religious buildings. The mosque was built in 1824 for Sultan Hussein Shah, the first sultan of Singapore. Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore, gave S$3,000 to the construction of a single-storey building with a double-tiered roof.

4 Sri Veerama-kaliamman Temple

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Step into one of Singapore’s oldest Hindu temples, the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, dedicated to the goddess and destroyer of evil, Sri Veeramakaliamman or Kali. This distinctive landmark in the heart of Little India has fascinating stories to tell of colonial Singapore.

5 Armenian Church

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The oldest Christian church in Singapore is an architectural masterpiece from the early 19th century.In a quiet spot along Hill Street, off busy Orchard Road, lies the Armenian Church. Built in 1835, this is the oldest Christian church in Singapore and is dedicated to St Gregory the Illuminator, the first Armenian monk.

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