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Kuan Yin Thong Hood Cho Temple

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Address: 178 Waterloo Street Kwan im Temple, Singapore 187964, Singapore
Phone Number:
65 337 3965
06:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:00

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Very old temple here in singapore

This temple has a very long history. I remember when I was just a small kid, my godmother did bring me to this place and I believe it must have been at least 35 years ago. This... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is a very famous temple in Singapore, and one that never fails to attract worshippers, be them local or tourists. On any other day, you will find devotees crowding the grand hall, clasping the jossticks in hands , heads bowed in prayers, first facing towards the sky and then towards the grand hall. Massive crowds descent on Kuan Yin... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This temple has a very long history. I remember when I was just a small kid, my godmother did bring me to this place and I believe it must have been at least 35 years ago. This is a very famous temple in Singapore and most probably, 80-90% of the Singaporean have been to this temple in their life at... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Today is the first day of 2017 (1 January 2017). Visited Kuan Yin Thong at 7am to ask for blessing. As it was the early morning, managed to witness the morning flower market is really amazing. Little crowd. Incense burning. Many devotees praying for good luck too. There was also littls crowd at the nighbouring Hindu Temple. Many devotees will... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This temple dedicated to Kuan Yin or Avalokitesvara is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Singapore. Built in 1884, and rebuilt in 1982, it has been declared a Historical site. Popular among Buddhist practitioners, worshipers are known to receive good luck after praying here. A busy temple, it is a worth a visit.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Not the largest of temples but very busy, on entering there are free josh sticks for you to light, place in the sanded area and say a prayer. Very colourful, not allowed to take photos, worth a visit.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Located in Bugis area, you can always google map from your device to find direction by bus or train to get to this temple. Basically it commemorates Kuan Yin, the Avalokitesvara Buddha or famous with The Goddess of Mercy. Any kind of camera or photography is not allowed in the temple itself. From flowers that you can buy outside he... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Almost always come by this temple every time I visited S'pore. Like the ambience. This time, it's very crowded since it's the 01 of lunar month.

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Florence, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This Temple is very busy with many adherents giving prayers, burning incense and making offerings. Lots of local vendors offer Joss Sticks (incense), fresh flowers and fruit for offerings. This is certainly a part of Singapore Culture. Please be respectful inasmuch as picture taking inside is forbidden. Carpeted areas require that you remove your shoes. This is a beautifully adorned... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Please dress appropriately when visiting. Hot pants/shorts and beach wears are not suitable. Otherwise, it is a good place to see how the locals make their offerings

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Came upon this temple while strolling in the Bugis area. Just the sight of all the beautiful flowers -- esp. LOTUS FLOWER is enough to be inspired to participate in the lighting of joss sticks and prayer and thought. LOVED THE EXPERIENCE ! FELT INSPIRED BY WHO-KNOWS-WHAT, but I really felt something.

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