The Gurudwara was founded in 1918 by Baba Karam Singh Hothi. Religious celebrations include, among other functions, prayers in the morning and evening. Social ceremonies such as engagements and marriages of sikh couples are arranged. There are about 25,000 members of the sikh community in the area.
Gurdwara Sahib Sri Guru Singh Sabha is one of the oldest Sikh institutions in Singapore established by the early immigrant Sikh community in 1918.
The first building was located close to the old Central Sikh Temple at Queens Street. The congregation used rented premises until the property at 90 Wilkie Road was acquired in 1932. Extensive structural changes were made to prepare the congregational hall on the first floor. In 1968 an adjoining plot of land was purchased for the construction of an entirely new premises. Construction on this new building began in 1978 and was completed in 1980.
The new gurdwara was declared officially opened in 1984. The old premises was converted into a 'jangh ghar' where receptions for wedding events were held for a short period. This use for the old building was discontinued and has since been converted to a Gurmat Parchar Centre for use by the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Youth Wing for Sikhi parchar and as accomodations for residential camps (samelans) during schools holidays.
From its early days, the sabha has organised classes to teach Punjabi to Sikh children in Singapore. In 1947, the sabha provided premises and equipment for the Khalsa Punjabi School. The school operated from this premises till it moved to the multi-purpose building of the Singapore Khalsa Association in 1971.
The sabha was actively involved in arranging remittances for flood relief in the Punjab in addition to fund raising / donations drives for building projects involving numerous school, colleges and gurdwaras in Punjab. Today the sabha has been active in contributing to multi-religious and multi-cultural matters in Singapore.
Sri Guru Singh Sabha has been active in encouraging closer cohesion of the Sikh community in Singapore, being supportive in the organisation of festivals like Vesakhi, Gurpurabs and National Day celebrations.
The launching of the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Youth Wing is a strong endorsement of the support the sabha has for Sikh youth activities. Samelans for youths are held twice yearly in it premises together which brought Sikh youths together in learning and appreciating our culture and heritage.
Plans are underway to make major renovations to the premises which will include a lift-installation for the 3-storeys of the gurdwara including repairs & restorations (R&R) to the old premises to make permanent fixtures for multi-purpose use, as well as a car-park