Kuan Yin Thong Hood Cho Temple, Singapore

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Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple is a traditional Chinese temple situated at 178 Waterloo Street in Singapore. The temple is of significance to the Chinese in Singapore, and is believed to bring worshippers good luck after praying to the Kuan Yin (观音), or Avalokiteśvara, the bodhisattva associated with compassion. The temple is also involved in charity work, contributing to several health and educational organisations.History and architectureThe temple has existed since 1884 at its present location with a reconstruction in 1895. The original temple was an example of Chinese temple architecture and traditional craftsmanship. In its vicinity were other places of worship such as the adjacent Sri Krishnan Temple, Church of Saints Peter and Paul at Queen Street, Maghain Aboth Synagogue and the Malabar Jama-ath Mosque. The original temple, entry was gained across a large sheltered courtyard through a porch and screened anteroom. The main hall then contained three altars, the central one for the Kuan Yin and one each for Bodhidharma (the founder of Zen Buddhism) and Hua Tuo, a Chinese patron saint of medicine and healing on the flanking altars. An image of Sakyamuni Buddha was kept in the rear hall and various ancillary rooms on either side. During the second World War, the temple was spared of destruction when all the other buildings in the area were severely damaged. It provided refuge for the sick, the wounded and the homeless.
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  • Close to Bugis (Bugis), a temple near the traditional Baisha city, the belief center of the people of Singapore, where many people are in a bad mood or want to say to God, often the first head of the brain will want to come to this traditional, Buddhist temple. This is a trip that can be arranged in the morning, with a traditional market on the side, as well as the local deli, after breakfast, buy some of the food, next to around 9 in the morning, the valu$ store will also run the business, can be synchronized, the way to the music hall, suitable for a relaxing city trip.
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  • The location near Bugis Junction. One of the larger Temple and in front of him along the way many of the Palm of your hand or ramal builders read cards. Temple open at 6 am to 18.30 hours night except certain holidays more morning opening times. In the Temple should not be in the photo.
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  • An attraction in Singapore. Always crowded during the weekends. People come from far places to seek for a blessed year.  more »
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  • This temple is known to locals as toothsayers temple . I have several friends who do go to this temple for guidance in important decisions of their life . The main deity is bodhi dharma a Indian price who went to china to teach medicine and Kung fu. He is credited to be the founder of Shaolin temple .
  • It has many people praying for things or idk what but it is ancient and feels spiritual
  • One of the most popular temple in Singapore. A must visit if you intend to visit the temples in Singapore.
  • One of the oldest Buddhist Temple you wouldn't want to miss visiting. However, there will be a huge crowd during Festivals such as The Birth of Kwan Im, Lunar New Year, Vesak Day, and every 1st and 15th of the Lunar Calandar.
  • A very popular temple, very crowded most of the time especially during weekend, public holiday. I heard lots of people saying their wishes came true when praying here!

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