Sunday, May 15, 2005

Hinduism in Singapore

The Hindu Endowment Board's website offers links to Hindu temples in Singapore, the Singapore Hindu - HEB's newsletter available online, festival dates and other hindu activities. The website of the Sri Thenduyathani Temple provides similar details such as images and links to local Hindu temples, festivals and the history of Chettiars in Singapore.

There are several online papers and analysis that provide a useful overview of Hinduism and its practices in Singapore. The Murugan Bhakti website has articles on Thaipusam and on Murugan temples in Singapore. Masakazu Tanaka has an online paper on Hinduism in Singapore.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Christianity in Singapore

The Catholics in Singapore comprise a large majority. Amongst the Protestants, the Anglicans, the Methodists, the Lutherans, the Presbyterians and the Baptists have been established in Singapore for about 50 years to at least a century. Independent churches such as Faith Community Baptist, New Creation and City Harvest have also large followings. A non-denominational site with a searchable directory for churches can be found at Antioch. An NZ site, Across, also hosts a browsable listing of Churches, Ministries and Christian Schools. Institutions that offer degrees in theology and have good research resources include the Trinity Theological College, known to have one of the best academic Christian libraries in Asia. Associated with it is the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia. Roxborough's Bibliography of Christianity in Malaysia covers detailed listing of resources by Denominations, Missionary Societies, Ethnic Studies, Regions including Singapore, Periods, Themes and Theses