The mission of the Central Sikh Gurdwara Board is to propagate the Sikh Religion and inculcate its practice amongst Sikhs in Singapore.
Central Sikh Gurdwara Board
2, Towner Road
Tel:(65) 6299 3855
Established in 2000, Gurdwara Silat Road Sikh Centre, also fondly refered to as the Sikh Centre is a 7-Storey building with facilities catering to the needs of the young and old alike. It boasts a fully equipped auditorium with retractable seats that seat 160 as well as a library, which is home to oyer 7000 books. lt also has a Gym, Elder’s Lounge,Mini Darbar,Children’s play area and a Gurmat Sangeet Academy.
The Sikh Centre is probably the World’s first Sikh Community Center outside India. It was built to meet the growing needs of the Sikh community given the rapidly changing socioeconomic situation of the country as well as an increasingly demanding education system.
Sikhs in Singapore also saw the need to imbibe in the young a Sikh cultural and religious identity and hence gave the Sikh Center a direction and purpose.
The Sikh Centre is also significant in augmenting the Gurdwara’s role in propagating Sikhism. It offers the Sangat a unique Sikhi learning experience that reaches out to all age groups.
9 Jalan Bukit Merah
Tel:(65) 63272004 / 5 / 7
Fax :(65) 63272009
In 1912, with the assistance of a Sindhi merchant named Wassiamull, a group of Sikhs bought a bungalow with a large compound at 175 Queen Street and turned it into a gurdwara. The gurdwara became known as the Central Sikh Temple when other temples were established. It was also known as the Wadda Gurdwara (‘The Big Temple’).
The temple was reconstructed in 1921. The congregation hall was on the first floor and the kitchen and other facilities on the ground floor. It is the custom for Sikh temples to provide food and lodging to travellers.
In 1937, the government decided to set up a corporate board of trustees for the temple. In 1940, the Queen Street Gurdwara Ordinance was enacted. It provided for a board of trustees named the Queen Street Gurdwara Board of Trustees (Incorporated) made up of equal numbers of nominees from the Majha, Malwa and Doabha factions of the congregation.
In 1925, rivalry for leadership amongst the factions led them to form their own gurdwaras. Today, these gurdwaras are registered as societies and only two Sikh temples are recognised as public temples. The Central Sikh Temple remains the main temple for all Sikhs. The Silat Road temple which is also managed by the Central Sikh Temple is the other recognised public temple.
In 1959, plans for a new temple and the move away from Queen Street to a new site in Newton were formed. There were factions in the congregation that preferred to remain in Queen Street. An adjoining plot of land with nine houses on it was purchased for $100,000. The plans for the new temple here were approved by the Government in 1963. However, it was never built due to internal disagreement.
In 1976, the land adjoining the temple site was acquired by the Urban Redevelopment Authority. A year later, the land on which the temple stood was acquired. In December 1979, the temple was vacated and was temporarily housed in the former Bukit Ho Swee Community Centre at Seng Poh Road.
Plans for a new temple in Towner Road were conceived in 1983. Its construction began in 1984 and was completed in April 1986. The Central Sikh Temple at Towner Road was officially opened in November that year.
Central Sikh Temple
2 Towner Road
Tel:(65) 6299 3855
Fax:(65) 6296 1921
Gurmat Sangeet is a unique musical tradition of the five centuries-old Sikh religion established and preached by all the Sikh Gurus, from Guru Nanak Sahib, the Founder of Sikhism onwards. With Gurmat Sangeet, the divine message is communicated through Shabad Kirtan. Shabad Kirtan has been made an inseparable part of the Sikh way of life. Kirtan Chauki tradition has been in vogue in the gurdwaras for centuries and the Kirtan tradition in practice on special occasions is an extended form of this tradition.
The Divine Music of the Sikhs
The Sikhs have a rich musical heritage given by their Gurus. The sacred Scripture of the Sikhs, Guru Granth Sahib is classified into 31 ragas, the musical measures. Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion sang his divine revelations with his companion Bhai Mardana, a bard, who played Rabab (Rebeck). He established the Sikh tradition of singing divine hymns ( Kirtan) combining with a range of musical patterns. The Kirtan is performed day and night in Harimandir Sahib (Golden Temple, Amritsar), the most sacred of Sikh shrines. In every Gurdwara, the Sikh Temple, the divine hymns are sung every morning and evening.
Sikh Welfare Council, 2 Towner Road,
(65) 6299 9234
The objectives of Sikh Welfare Council (SIWEC) are to carry out and manage welfare schemes in the form of relief, financial assistance, health, education, housing or any other help (collectively referred to as “welfare”) for those requiring assistance within the Singapore Community.
Our mission is to improve the welfare and well-being of the community. In this context, programs and scope of support and assistance have been expanded in the past few years. But more has to be done!
SIWEC is an Approved Charity with IPC Status (Institution of a Public Character). All donations to SIWEC (regardless of amount) are entitled to double tax deduction. Find out more in our FAQ Section.
|2, Towner Road, #O3-01, Singapore 327804
|(65) 9436 4676
Mr Malminderjit Singh
Secretary, Sikh Advisory Board
Copyright © 2020. Sri Guru Singh Sabha.
Address: 90-92 Wilkie Rd, Singapore 228086
Phone: 6337 6301
|90/92 Wilkie Road, Singapore (228086)
|(65) 6337 6301
|(65) 6337 5160
Should you require any specific information or assistance in arranging any programmes in the Gurdwara or at your residence, please contact the following:
Khalsa Dharmak Sabha is a Sikh temple located at 18 Niven Road, Singapore 228365. It has a membership of almost 2000 and has a registered charity status.
A short history of Khalsa Dharmak Sabha
Khalsa Dharmak Sabha was established in June 1923. It was first called Khalsa Dharmak Club. It was registered on 17 January 1924, and functioned at 85, Kampong Bahru Road. In April 1924 it was renamed Khalsa Dharmak Sabha and moved to 126, Cecil Street where the first Parkash of Sri Guru Granth Sahib was held. Later Khalsa Dharmak Sabha moved to a site in Handy Road (near the Cathay Building site).
The present site at Niven Road was purchased in June 1936 for the sum of $16000. The building was renovated after the Second World War and subsequently enlarged in 1961.
Khalsa Dharmak Sabha
18 Niven Road, Singapore 228365.
Tel: +65 6338 0731
UEN No.: S24SS0001D
Charity Status: Registered
Charity Registration Date: 14/08/1985
Gurudwara Sahib Pardesi Khalsa Dharmak Diwan, Singapore
The Diwan was founded Sikhs originating from the Doaba region of the Punjab. Doaba, the land in the Punjab between the two rivers, the Sutlej and Bias. Sometime in 1927, about fifty of these Sikhs from Doaba got together and banded themselves into an association. Their financial position did not enable them to purchase a premises for the Gurdwara. So they rented a premises which they used as their ‘club-house’ were they could meet and gather from time to time. As years went by, the membership increased.
On the 11th of May 1934, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib was installed into their club-house which at that time was a rented premises at 63 Queens Street. From then on, gurdwara shifted to Terrace.near Newton and then to along Norfolk Road for various reasons. However, in 1991, the temple bought one and half floors (3 units) of a seven storey building which houses associations at Lorong 29, Geylang Road for about S$1.2 million. The new temple premises boasts a large prayer hall.
The new Gurdwara Sahib has a larger Darbar Sahib, which is 4,340 square feet and located at level two. The langgar hall and kitchen occupy an area of 2,310 square feet on level three.
This Gurdwara Sahib is located close to the Aljunied MRT Station. The Sikh sangat from Paya Lebar, Katong, Tampines and other nearby vicinities attend the various religious programmes held at this Gurdwara Sahib.
Pardesi Khalsa Dharmak Diwan,
9, Geylang Lorong 29,
Phone: +65 6741 7207
Gurdwara Sahib Yishun
Gurdwara Sahib Yishun is a Sikh Temple that started in 1995 & caters to about 150 Sikh families residing in Yishun & the surrounding areas. It comprises of a modest but functional two-storey building, with the ground floor includes the Guru Ka Langgar hall and kitchen and accommodation facilities for the Granthis. The first floor comprises of the Darbar Sahib, the Sach Khand, a library cum meeting room and an office. Apart from religious functions, the other activities that are organised by this temple include the annual family day, participation in Sarbat Da Bhalla day, road relay, organised by the Singapore Sikh Welfare Council and hosting of visits by various schools and other communities to support and promote racial harmony in Singapore.
Gurdwara Sahib Yishun
601 Yishun Ring Rd #01-00 Singapore 768684
The Sikh Missionary Society Singapore (“SMS”) is an independent and the premier Sikh institution in the promotion of the learning of Gurmukhi, the Punjabi Language, Sikh History and Sikh Religion. Its mission is to guide and aid the other Sikh institutions in Singapore to achieve this aim through focusing on the propagating the accurate understanding of Sikhism whilst the other Sikh institutions focuses on the daily and immediate needs of the Sikh community.
To be the Premier Sikh Missionary Organisation in Singapore.
- Promotion of Gurmukhi and Punjabi Language
- Promote learning of Sikhi
- Promote learning of Sikh History (including Library)
- Propagation of the Sikh religion
SIKH MISSIONARY SOCIETY SINGAPORE
88 Sophia Road,