And because of this unique attribute, our streets are filled with interesting mixes of cultural architecture buildings. But just how far do these ties go in Singapore's history?
Well, it isn't all that bad.
You see, in the 1830s when the temple was being build, indians from the neighbouring Chulia Village came in numbers to help out. So carvers made this figurine to thank them for their contribution to the construction of the temple.
So there you have it! Racial harmony has always been a key fundamental in Singapore.