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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is a quick stop. This is not a must see in Singapore. The Buddha Tooth Temple in Chinatown is gigantic and has so much to see. This temple is smaller. You walk in and basically that is everything. There's nothing wrong with that. The reason for going to this one is that every time I've been to it, there... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

one of the famous place for worship (buddhist) in Singapore. located just behind bugis junction. this temple is always crowded. there's huge Kwan Yin statue inside the hall. you can have free joss stick just in front of the entrance. three joss sticks. pray for luck. health. and wisdom

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

The most famous Goddess of Mercy Temple in town. Very crowded. Opening hours about 7am - 6pm. Nearest MRT station will be Bugis. Many devotees prayed for blessings. Many burning incenses and joss papers. Many flower stalls selling lotus, chrysanthemum and jasmine flowers. Many fortune tellers doing palm or lots reading. Many disabled and beggars begging for monies. Some monks... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Kuan Yin Thong Hood Cho Temple is a place of worship that is a must for me to drop by whenever i am in Singapore. The temple is not big with a big statue of Guan Yin inside the temple. Other than the devoted locals, there are also a huge number of tourists that make the temple very packed and... More 

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