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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.
178 Waterloo Street, Singapore
+65 6337 3965
A Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Vishnu
The largest oceanarium in the world
The largest dedicated photo gallery in South-East Asia, with a focus on Singaporean talent
Modern art from both Singapore and the region
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
Little India's busiest and oldest temple, dating back to 1881 — although the present structure was completed in 1986
Formerly Singapore History Museum, recently refurbished from top to bottom with a new wing added
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
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
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