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Timings : 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Time Required : Less than 1 hour

Entry Fee : No entry fee

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Leong San See Temple, Singapore Overview

Leong San See Temple is a Buddhist place of worship located in Little India. First built in 1926, this shrine is dedicated to Guan Yin or Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, the Taoist Goddess of Mercy. Literally translating to ‘Dragon Mountain Temple,’ it is famed for its intricate, ornate roof carvings and serene locale.

The meticulously carved roof ridges are replete with figurines of dancing ceramic dragons, chimera, phoenixes, humans, flowers, and other Buddhist imagery. The tiled roof and wooden beam pillars showcase traditional Chinese architectural styles.

Built by Reverend Chun Wu in the early twentieth century, the Leong San See Temple was initially called ‘Leong San Lodge.’ While a school was formerly housed inside the temple complex, today the Mee Toh School built adjacent to the temple functions as the educational hub of the neighbourhood. An ancestral hall at the back of the shrine occasionally hosts traditional vegetarian meals for devotees too.

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How To Reach Leong San See Temple

To reach the Leong San See Temple through a bus, take any of the 857, NR6, 21, 23, 64, 65, 66, 125, 130, 139 and 147 buses and alight at bus stop B07221 and walk for a distance of 2 minutes to reach the shrine. To reach via MRT, alight at the Farrer Park MRT, Exit B and walk for a distance of 4 minutes.

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