Directions and How to go to the famous Kwan Im Thong (Kuan Yin Temple 四马路观音庙) at Bugis Singapore.
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple (Chinese: 观音堂佛祖庙; pinyin: Guānyīn Táng Fózǔ Miào) 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 (观世音菩萨), or Avalokiteśvara, the Goddess of Mercy (Guan Yin). The temple is also involved in charity work, contributing to several health and educational organisations.
The 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. For Guan Yin Temple Opening Hours, please see below.
[Extracted from Wikipedia]
Kwan Im Temple Opening Hours: 四马路观音庙开放时间
*Due to COVID-19, expect a longer queue and waiting time. Opening hours might differ too.
Additional info during Covid-19 visitation (Updated as of 8th Jan 2022)
(A) Persons with NRIC/ID no. ending with 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 will be allowed entry on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
身份证或工作准证最后一个号码 0、 2、 4、 6、 8、 能在每周的星期一、三、五，入庙参拜.
(B) Persons with NRIC/ID no. ending with 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 will be allowed entry on Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays.
身份证或工作准证最后一个号码 1、 3、 5、 7、 9、 能在每周的星期二、四、六，入庙参拜.
Only 50 persons are allowed in the temple at any time. 每趟只限五十人进庙参拜
- Closed for cleaning from 12.30pm to 1.00pm
12.30pm 至 1.00pm，本庙将暂停参拜，以进行清洁工作
- Last entry to queue: 12.15pm & 6.15pm
最后排队时间：12.15pm 与 6.15pm