Timings : 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hrs
Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
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Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple is one of Singapore's major Buddhist temples, located at the Waterloo Street. Dedicated to Kuan Yin or Avalokitesvara, the Goddess of Mercy, devotees believe that they are blessed after worshipping at this temple, which makes it important to the Chinese community living in Singapore. Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple is also very popular for its divination predictions, which are claimed to be highly accurate.
This popular temple sees a throng of devotees on the first and fifteenth day of the Chinese New Year, staying open throughout the night on the eve of the Chinese New Year. The street in the front of Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple is filled with devotees, all eager to enter the temple hall and offer their incense to Kuan Yin, in an attempt to give their year an auspicious start. Joss sticks and flowers are among the most popular things offered to the Goddess by the pilgrims. After visiting the temple, devotees often collect sweets and flowers at the door, which are considered to be blessings.