Steeped in history

Built in 1878, the Maghain Aboth in Waterloo Street is the oldest surviving synagogue in South-east Asia. It is one of two synagogues for Singapore's Jewish community. The other is the Chesed-El Synagogue in Oxley Rise. Both were gazetted as national
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Built in 1878, the Maghain Aboth in Waterloo Street is the oldest surviving synagogue in South-east Asia.

It is one of two synagogues for Singapore's Jewish community.

The other is the Chesed-El Synagogue in Oxley Rise.

Both were gazetted as national monuments in 1998.

Among the facilities at the Waterloo Street compound are a kosher minimart and restaurant. Learn more in The Straits Times' weekly series on Singapore's national monuments.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 11, 2016, with the headline 'Steeped in history'. Print Edition | Subscribe