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Top places of worship recommendations from locals

Synagogue
“Located in Johor Bahru town city centre along Jalan Trus, the Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple is one of the oldest standing religious structures in Johor Bahru, and the most visited till today by devotees and visitors alike. Although there are no official records stating when the temple was built, the historical plaques in the temple states the temple was functional in 1870. That’s over 140 years!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Temple
“The first glass Hindu temple in the world and the only one in Malaysia. Temple called “Glass” because it’s decorated with glass inside and outside. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Mosque
“Whether you’re here for the view, the architecture, or God, this mosque is a must-see for all. Built between 1892 and 1990, this Victorian-Moorish design overlooks the Straits of Johor and can admit up to 2,000 worshippers at any given time.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Hindu Temple
“Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple. It is an agamic temple, built in the Dravidian style. Located at 244 South Bridge Road, in the downtown Chinatown district, the temple serves the majority Hindu Singaporeans, Tamilians, in the city-state. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Hindu Temple
“One of the oldest temples in Singapore. Built by Indian pioneers who came to work and live here the temple was the first in the serangoon area and became a focus of early Indian Social Cultural activities there. The Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, fierce embodiment of Shakti and the god Shiva's wife, Parvati. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Hindu Temple
“Sri Krishnan Temple was established in 1870 when Hanuman Beem Singh set up an idol of Sri Krishna under a banyan tree on Waterloo Street, so as to cater to the religious needs of a large Hindu community. It's just beside the Guan Yin Temple at Bugis.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Mosque
“Masjid Khadijah is named after the late Mdm Katijah Binte Mohamed. It was through this gracious lady's generosity that the mosque was built in Mar 1920. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Mosque
“This historic mosque sits in what was once the heart of Malay royalty in Singapore, Kampong Glam. Then walk around in Muscat St. Arab St. Bagdad St & Haji Lane for Oriental and laid-back vibes ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Sri Thendayuthapani Temple, commonly referred to as the Chettiars’ Temple, is one of Singapore’s oldest Hindu temples dedicated to Murugan, the Hindu deity who is also known as Sri Thendayuthapani. It stands as a living testimony to the Chettiars’ contributions to Singapore’s colonial economy.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Hindu Temple
“One of the oldest temples in Singapore, dedicated to Indian god Lord Vishnu.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cemetery
“The Karnji War Memorial honours the men from Australia, Britain, Canada, India, Malaya, New Zealand, the Netherlands and Sri Lanka who lost their lives in World War II. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Church
“Saint Andrew's Cathedral is Singapore’s oldest surviving Anglican place of worship and is the seat of the Anglican bishop of Singapore. The magnificent edifice has stood the test of time, bearing witness to the spread of Anglicanism in the region. It also testifies to the contributions of the local Scottish, English, and Indian communities to the growth and development of colonial Singapore.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Church
“Geylang Chinese Methodist Church was founded in 1905 and in 1926, the church moved to the present location. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Temple
“This Hindu temple is dedicated to Lakshmi, the incarnation of the goddess Kali. It’s distinctive because of its garish red domes.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Temple
“Built in the 1880s, this Hindu "glass" temple sits in JB's "Little India" with flower stalls, restaurants, music shops, barbers, etc. ”
  • 1 local recommends