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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
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06:00 - 18:00
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It's always crowd. Don't think they allow people to take photos when inside. Most prayers are chinese who come to pray for peace. Many souvenir shops and stalls around that area... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's always crowd. Don't think they allow people to take photos when inside. Most prayers are chinese who come to pray for peace. Many souvenir shops and stalls around that area that you can visit too.

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is one of the most old and famous temple in Singapore .During festive days, devotees will be long queuing up with joss sticks to pray.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

On 28 January 2017, the first day of lunar new year, visited Kuan Yin Thong Temple to pray for good luck and peace at home. Very crowded on this special day. Axillary police assisted to control crowd. Most local chinese believe that visit to the temple will bring good fortune especially on the first day of lunar new year. Little... More 

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Thank 692linz
Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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Singapore
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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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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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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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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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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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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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