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Chesed-El Synagogue, Singapore

Chesed-El Synagogue - Singapore, Singapore
Chesed-El Synagogue
2 Oxley Rise Street, Singapore, Singapore 238693Map
+65 6736 6622 (Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Central
Overview

1905 saw the construction of Singapore's second synagogue for the growing Jewish community. It had been commissioned by Sir Reuben Manasseh Meyer, who was a Jewish businessman and Singapore's Municipal Commissioner from 1893 to 1900. The design of the temple owed much to the creative juices of Swan and MacLaren, under the directorship of Alfred Bidwell. The grandeur of the building is evident from the rusticated stones and impressive plasterwork of the exterior. During World War II, the synagogue became a place where the Jewish community could catch up on news.

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  • Type: Religious
  • Nearest Train: Dhoby Ghaut
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