Sri Mariamman Temple

Located at South Bridge Road, Sri Mariamman Temple was established in the early 19th century by Naraina Pillai, a government clerk from Penang who came to Singapore with Raffles. The characteristic 'gopuram', as seen from this photograph, is a tower-like feature that is prominent in Hindu temple architecture. Believed to be the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore, Sri Mariamman Temple was gazetted as a national monument in the 1970s.