Physical Address

304 North Cardinal St.
Dorchester Center, MA 02124

Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha

location: 92 Wilkie Road Singapore 228086

The Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha was established in Singapore by Sikh immigrants in 1918. The community had two gurdwaras, one for the police and one for civilians. Initially located at Queen's Street near the old Central Sikh Temple premises, it represented the Majha faction. However, a dispute within the Sikh community led to three factions forming their own gurdwaras - the Majha, Malwa, and Doaba factions.

In 1932, the gurdwara moved to a two-storey bungalow at 90 Wilkie Road. In 1968, the adjoining plot of land at 92 Wilkie Road was purchased, and both were reconstructed to form entirely new premises, which were completed in 1980. The old premises of the gurdwara became a jangh ghar before being used as a Gurmat Parchar Centre by the gurdwara's youth wing and as accommodation for residential camps or samelans for Sikh youths during school holidays.

Apart from catering to the spiritual needs of the Sikh community, the Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha helped organise classes to teach Punjabi to Sikh children in Singapore. From 1947 until the Khalsa Punjabi School moved to the Singapore Khalsa Association in 1971, the gurdwara provided its premises as well as equipment for the school's use.

The Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha has also supported the wider Punjabi community by aiding flood relief in Punjab through the arrangement of remittances, as well as fundraising for the construction of schools, colleges and gurdwaras for the Punjabi community there. Moreover, it has played an active role in fostering multicultural and multi-religious understanding in Singapore by supporting efforts to build greater cohesion in Singapore's Sikh community and organising celebrations of festivities such as Vaisakhi, Gurpurab, and National Day Celebrations.

Today, the Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha continues to contribute actively to promoting community spirit and understanding in Singapore.

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