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Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, Singapore

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4.3/5 based on 95 reviews on the web
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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  • In gaudy colors out even in Chinese temples, it was crowded with the many visitors. And the results are not so good at telling the people at table holding the fortune teller said, and.
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  • 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 cer...  read more »
  • Located at the Waterloo Street is the oldest temple with the sacred, and there were people, and lots of respect. Observe the amount of people that come to this temple is the temple which is over 120 years old the temple is not very large, and does not allow photography inside, most people believe that praying here, life will eventually experience, but fortunately there is advancement.
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  • One of the more popular and old Chinese temple in Singapore. Everyday, people will come to pray for health and fortune, and a variety of other reasons. Many shops and pushcarts right outside the temple that sells flowers and incense. I come here if I need some peace and serenity and time for personal reflection.
  • One of the oldest Chinese temples in Singapore that is still in use. When visiting be extremely respectful of the people praying in the temple and avoid taking photos of people in the temple or its interiors. There are multiple security guards stationed around here as it is a tourist hotspot and prone to terrorist attacks should anyone want to disrupt the religious harmony of Singapore. Great place to learn more about Singapore's history and culture.
  • Very crowded temple and also one of the popular ones in Singapore. Many people flock here on special occasions like the Lunar New Year to pray and they have good crowd control measures to ensure that everybody gets a chance to enter and not cause a jam.
  • A destination for both tourists and locals. If you are visiting as a tourist I suggest going during the week and avoid the weekend crowds.
  • Lots of people attempt to look into their future. Apparently it is very accurate. Great place to visit for tourist.
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