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Ceylon Tamils' 100 years here
The earliest migrant Ceylon Tamil is still quite illusive to all the members of the community; who is he, where did he come from and when did he come... all this is quite a blur and many dates are thrown about of several known figures in the past history... one of them Singapore Vythalingham (1871).However the Singapore Ceylon Tamils Association is very sure of its own history and can boast of being one of the oldest associations in Singapore.

The dates are well chronicled hence the members gathered together to make it a day to remember... 31st July 2010...the 100th birthday of Singapore Ceylon Tamils Association. It was noted that the Association was formed in 1909 and finally registered on 26th July 1910...»

Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.”

- William Arthur Ward
The history of the Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple in Ceylon Road, Tanjong Katong, dates back to the 1850s. By the banks of a stream, was a Senpaga (Chempaka) tree. A stone statue of Vinayagar was found washed up on the sandy banks around this area... »
When I visited this Temple, I found a symbiosis of Oriental and occidental culture... »

Kuala Lumpur
The moment I stepped into the Temple, an electrifying feeling evolved through my system... »

Sri Lanka
I never expected nor dreamt a Temple as beautiful as the Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple can be built... »