Sri Mariamman Temple from the back

Located at South Bridge Road, the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore was built in the early 19th century by Naraina Pillai, a government clerk from Penang who came to Singapore with Sir Stamford Raffles. The characteristic 'gopuram', seen in this picture, is a tower-like feature that is prominent in Hindu temple architecture. The ornate temple, decorated with sculptures of Hindu deities, was gazetted as a national monument on 6 July 1973.