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Cultural Attractions in Singapore

When in Singapore, do as the Singaporeans do. And more. That is, to combine both tourist spots and hole-in-the-wall destinations on your itinerary. You will not only have a one-of-a-kind experience but possible the travel of a lifetime.

Cultural buffs visiting Singapore will not be disappointed by the plentiful and well-maintained destinations in the city state. After all, Singapore is a hotpot of different culture living harmoniously together.  Below is a list of Cultural attractions in Singapore.

St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Singapore’s largest cathedral, St. Andrew’s was consecrated in 1838 and 1862. The Anglican Church is celebrated for the breath-taking gothic revival style of the rebuilt church after it was struck by lightning twice.

Armenian Apostolic Church of Saint Gregory The Illuminator. Known as the oldest Christian church, the Armenian Church is the first to have electricity in Singapore. Despite the size of its following in Singapore, the Armenian Church was built through ample contributions of its believers. The architect designed the church in British Neoclassical style. The vast area of the church also includes a two-story bungalow and a memorial garden.

Sultan Mosque and Kampong Glam. One of the most prominent mosque in Singapore, Sultan Mosque, or more popularly known as Masjid Sultan, shows the colourful culture of Muslims in Singapore. In the building of the mosque, both poor and rich Muslims contributed in their own way.

Sri Mariamman Temple. One of Singapore’s National monument, the Sri Mariamman Temple caters to majority of Hindu and Tamils in Singapore.  The oldest Hindu temple in the city-state was built in a Dravidian style.

Chinatown Heritage Centre. Head over to the heart of Chinese culture in the city state for a taste of rich history. The Chinatown Heritage Centre showcases local Chinese culture from the settlement days of early Chinese migrants. Everything from the restored shop houses at Pagoda Street, food shops, living quarters and night life will take you back to the life of the early settlers.

Little India. Across Chinatown is another Singapore ethnic district. Little India resembles an ethnic Indian neighbourhood. Though many Indians are living in Little India, there are also a lot of Chinese clan in the area and includes Hindu temples, mosque and more. It also houses the 24-hour Mustafa centre and a great destination for souvenir shopping.

Joo Chiat and Katong. Home to the Peranakans, the Joo Chiat and Katong district is a vibrant district with the colourful shop houses and numerous delicious restaurants.

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