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As a multicultural society, Singaporeans of different faiths live, work and play beside each other, their religions flourishingly harmoniously despite their apparent differences. Besides visiting the ethnic quarters, a good way to immerse yourself in Singapore's diverse cultures is to step into one of the many mosques, temples, churches or synagogues here. Read about the most popular places of worship, and learn about some of the more unusual practices and beliefs in Singapore.

The Armenian Church, the oldest Christian church in Singapore, was built in classical and Armenian architecture - with exteriors possessing tall spires and balustrade-bou...
The construction of the Neo-Gothic Saint Andrew's Cathedral incorporated the Indian traditional technique of external plasterwork called Madras Chunam to create a smooth ...
The reconstructed Sultan Mosque sees the introduction of Indo-Saracenic architecture, incorporating minarets and balustrades into the design. Much loved by...
This majestic Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum was built in the stylistic Tang Dynasty fashion and houses an impressive four-storey high temple and a extensive...
The Sri Mariamman Temple, the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore, has been the central point of Hindu tradition and culture. Serving, in its early years, as a ref...
The Hajjah Fatimah Mosque is perhaps the best representation of Singapre's multicultural society, featuring an eclectic mix of both local Islamic, Chinese ...
The Bright Hill Temple, built in 1920, is the largest Buddhist monastery ins Singapore known for its amazing architecture and intricate statues of Buddha and Bodhisattva....
Central Sikh Temple is the first and main Sikh gurdwara in Singapore, located at Serangoon Road at the junction of Towner Road and Boon Keng Road. It was first built to s...
Till today, the Thian Hock Keng Temple has been one of the most important for the Hokkien community. Wealthy Chinese merchants ensured that premium wood, granite and...
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple is a traditional Chinese temple situated at 178 Waterloo Street in Singapore. The temple is of significance to the Chinese in Singapore, and...
The Maghain Aboth Synagogue was built in the first Jewish quarter in Singapore, in line with Jewish belief that a synagogue had to be in walking distance from h...
The Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery was built in 1902 by a wealthy Hokkien merchant Low Kim Pong, with the Venerable Xian Hui becoming the founding abbot of the monastery....
The air-conditioned 4,000-capacity Abdul Gaffoor Mosque is erected as a testament to the early Tamil Muslim settlers, and boasts the infusion of various architectural det...
Built in 1881, the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple located in Little India is Singapore's oldest temple built in homage to the courageous Hindu goddess Kali who destroys evil...
The Jamae Mosque (also called Chulia Mosque) located in the heart of Chinatown, is an architectural masterpiece, a place for communal gathering and a place of w...