Multi religious, multi cultural Singapore
From the early days of the British colonial era, it has always been an open door policy in this settlement in more ways than one. Its no surprises then that people from all over arrived on these shores to trade and find work, bringing with them their religious beliefs and practices. Whether by providence or by inspired administrative acumen, the authorities have through the 2 centuries of Singapore's existence been able to forge a largely inclusive and harmonious relationships between religious groups (except for several minor episodes of racial religious tensions during the 1950/60s).
Feel free to visit the old temples, mosque, churches and other places of worship and discover the stories of early immigrants and place their faiths have played in their lives then and now. We offer some suggestions and do's and don'ts to help you navigate your way around.
Decorum for visiting
Generally if you are planning to visit a place of worship do dress sensibly. Usually keeping your shoulders and knees covered is advised. Keeping a small shawl and/or a sarong (a wrap around fabric cloth ) handy is a useful idea. Many mosque, temples or churches welcome your visit but have a dress code. Most will also provide a bin of shawls, wraparound or gown for your use. Do check. Some places charge for photos and videos.
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