Nagore Durgha Shrine, Telok Ayer Street

Monday, July 15, 2013 0 Comments

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Nagore Durgha Shrine in Telok Ayer Street

So after we stopped by some local coffee chain around Telok Ayer, we decided to explore the vicinity. This financial district is truly busy, with all the horizontal structures towering from left to right. There are a lot of food chains and retail shops on every corner too. But, on one central turn, we found a charmer landmark that’s just a pleasant surprise: the Nagore Durgha Shrine.

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This Indian Muslim temple can be associated with the Telok Ayer Green. It’s just beside it. So from the nearest MRT, Raffles, it’s about 10 minutes of energetic walking. Once you turn past the corner, you’ll be gripped by how the fa├žade stands with so much history and Indian architecture. 

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bowdywanders.com Singapore Travel Blog Philippines Photo :: Singapore :: Nagore Durgha Shrine, Telok Ayer Street

It’s unlike any other Indian or Muslim shrine you see here in Singapore. Although it dates back to as early as 1800s, the overall structure’s simplistic details and venerating quality of architecture makes it look timeless. It is in fact one of Singapore’s National Monuments. Now though, it is also being renovated to make it as an Indian Heritage Center similar to the other major races here in Singapore.

The idea of preserving a historical Indian heritage in the middle of a predominantly Chinese area shows how much Singaporeans value multiculturalism. Even if it is surrounded by Chinese-inspired gardens, temples, and establishments, the way the Nagore Durgha Shrine stands out with influence and immortality makes you appreciate the flavor it brings to the whole multicultural scene.


Address: 140 Telok Ayer St  Singapore 068604

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Bowdy is an amateur adventurer, a coffee sleepyhead, and a start-up rooter, with a penchant for classic-looking photos. At last count, he has visited some 54 countries, and is now living in Singapore. He's always in search of fascinating routines to exploit, within the edges of after-office hours and (un)limited holidays.

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