Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho, Singapore

Dedicated to Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy.

Dedicated to Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. According to legend, wishes made in here come true, which would explain why it's always packed. The procedure goes like this: enter, light some joss sticks, pray, then shake a container of cham si(bamboo sticks) until one falls out. Get a free matching slip with verses (also in English) explaining your fate, and maybe take it to one of the resident soothsayers for more explanation.
















About Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho

 178 Waterloo Street, Singapore

 +65 6337 3965

Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho and Nearby Sights on Map

Sri Krishnan Temple

A Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Vishnu

S.E.A. Aquarium

The SEA Aquarium is a must-visit attraction for all those traveling to Singapore

2902 Gallery

The largest dedicated photo gallery in South-East Asia, with a focus on Singaporean talent

Singapore Art Museum

Modern art from both Singapore and the region

Mint Museum of Toys

Built to house the 50,000-piece toy collection of local enthusiast Chang Yang Fa, the contents of this five-story building covers come from 25 countries and span over a century of 'Moments of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys' (hence MINT), with everything from wind-up toys to Darth Vader masks

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

Little India's busiest and oldest temple, dating back to 1881 — although the present structure was completed in 1986

National Museum of Singapore

Formerly Singapore History Museum, recently refurbished from top to bottom with a new wing added

Sultan Mosque

Also known as Masjid Sultan and the largest mosque in Singapore, the building is easily identified thanks to its golden domes, but there's not much to see inside

Malay Heritage Centre

Set on the grounds of beautifully restored Istana Kampong Glam, the site looks gorgeous from the outside but despite some half-hearted attempts at whiz-bang multimedia, the museum inside is rather disappointing

Peranakan Museum

Formerly a branch of the ACM, now reborn as a standalone museum dedicated to the exuberantly colourful culture of the Peranakans, the Malay-Chinese and Malay-Indian traders who had a major impact on the Straits Settlements