Saturday, 31 January 2015

The Anglican Church in Singapore, St. Andrews Cathedral

Churches in South East Asia are rather rare, the predominant religions are Buddhism, Islam and Hinduism. The St. Andrews Cathedral is located in the city center of Singapore and originates from the colonial period during the 19th century.

It is hard to approach the church since the large garden is protected by a high fence. Only at the corners of the garden, a garden gate could be opened. The church is completely white and the interior simple. We were a bit surprised to find so many books at each chair.

Kerken in Zuidoost Azië zijn eerder zeldzaam. De dominerende religies zijn het Boeddhisme, de Islam en het Hindoeïsme. De St. Andrew kathedraal staat in het stadscentrum van Singapore en werd gebouwd gedurende de koloniale periode in de 19de eeuw. 

Het is niet gemakkelijk de kerk te benaderen daar de grote tuin afgesloten is door een hoog hekwerk. Enkel aan de tuinhoeken kan er een ingangspoort geopend zijn. De kerk is volledig wit met eenvoudig interieur. We waren wat verrast op iedere stoel zo veel boeken terug te vinden. 
 
St. Andrew Cathedral Singapore

St. Andrew Cathedral Singapore

St. Andrew Cathedral Singapore

St. Andrew Cathedral Singapore

St. Andrew Cathedral Singapore

St. Andrew Cathedral Singapore

St. Andrew Cathedral Singapore

St. Andrew Cathedral Singapore

St. Andrew Cathedral Singapore

St. Andrew Cathedral Singapore

St. Andrew Cathedral Singapore

St. Andrew Cathedral Singapore

St. Andrew Cathedral Singapore

St. Andrew Cathedral Singapore

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13 comments:

  1. Wow, this is a beautiful church!!I I am presuming Catholic. When I was choosing my favorite picture, I realized they are all wonderful and I could not choose. Love the first one, the inside, and the glorious windows. Especially the seventh picture of the windows, they are very unusual and I have never seen that pattern. Wonder if those are either bibles or hymn books.

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  2. een geweldig mooie kapitale kerk.

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  3. wow, a very striking building no matter where it would be located!

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  4. Beautiful church, a large number of prayer books - is very impressive,
    have a good Sunday

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  5. It looks really lovely on the outside, you can't beat white to stand out. Inside is simplistic and nice.

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  6. ik zag in Goa ook zo een heel witte en mooie kerk, uit het Portugees tijdperk natuurlijk. Lieve groeten,, Dietmut

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  7. It's a beautiful church. I used to work nearby the church.. :)

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  8. This church is very beautiful, so white outside.

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  9. mooie sobere kerk met prachtig brandglas
    daar zal wat afgebeden worden aan de boeken te zien

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  10. Those stained glass windows are beautiful!

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  11. Very lovely cathedral in Singapore. The windows are gorgeous.

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