One of the things I love about moving is the chance to explore my new surroundings. A guided tour is a fine way to get started. But my favorite way to explore is to stroll in a general direction and see what treasures lie along my path. I tried the latter approach shortly after arriving in Singapore. About half an hour into a walk downtown, my eyes were drawn to a colorful entrance and an equally bright roof top.
Apparently, I had stumbled across the Sri Thendayuthapani Temple -- a place in which members of the Hindu religion worship the deity Lord Thendayuthapani, also known as Murugan. Built in 1859 A.D., the temple is one of the oldest in Singapore, according to it's website.
What a beautiful find! Okay, so it's been there for more than a century and a half, but I hadn't seen it yet. Who knows what the next stroll in town will bring?
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