Taoism in Singapore

Taoism in Singapore is the religion of about 8.8% of the country's entire population as per the 2020 census.[1] The definition of "Taoism" in the country is included as part of the wider Chinese folk religion. In general, nearly all adherents of Taoism in Singapore are associated with the mainstream Zhengyi school. Larger proportion of older residents adhere to Taoism, as compared with those in younger age groups.

The Taoist Federation of Singapore was first established in 1990 to promote greater public awareness and understanding of the Taoist culture and traditions.[2] Although there are over one thousand Chinese temples in Singapore, only around five hundred-forty Taoist temples and organisations are affiliated to the Taoist Federation.[3][4]

  1. ^ "Census of Population 2020: Religion" (PDF). Department of Statistics Singapore. 16 June 2021. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Taoist Federation Singapore". Retrieved 2020-12-24.
  3. ^ "Taoist Federation Singapore - Members". Retrieved 2020-12-24.
  4. ^ "NUS-led crowdsourcing project to map over 1,000 Chinese temples here". straitstimes.com. 2017-05-08. Retrieved 2020-12-24.

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