Maghain Aboth Synagogue, Singapore

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Built in 1878, this is Southeast Asia’s oldest surviving synagogue. Maghain Aboth Synagogue - which translates to “Shield of our Fathers” - is established as Southeast Asia’s oldest surviving synagogue, and visits are by appointment only. The 2-storey Jewish house of worship is easily distinguished from its neighbours by the three blue Stars of David emblazoned on the cream-coloured façade, along with its name in Hebrew. Unlike other places of worship, the prayer hall does not bear any images of gods or prophets, as this is forbidden in Judaism. A tour of the interior reveals a mix of neoclassical and colonial architecture.
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  • I just read a review by POODW who gave a review not worthy of bothering to post.He stated that it was the most unfriendly synagogue he had ever been to Where did this man wake up. He must have gone...  more »
  • I have been visiting since 1979. Tremendous improvements. Now air-conditioned and not falling in. Also as adjacent school, social building with dining hall and chapel, community rooms. They are...  more »
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  • Beautiful Synogoge and kosher grocery
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