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Kwan Im Thong temple in Bugis to close till end-April

The famous Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple (四马路观音庙) is closing its doors to the public from 27 March onwards.

Located near Waterloo Street in Bugis, the temple draws lots of devotees and tourists even on a weekday.

The temple is said to bring worshippers good luck after praying to the Kuan Yin, or Avalokiteśvara, the Goddess of Mercy.

Closed till further notice

According to a notice found on the temple’s entrance (spotted by a Facebook user from Singapore Atrium Sale), the management decided to close the temple temporary in light of the COVID-19 situation.

The management also apologises to devotees for the inconvenience caused and mentions that the closure will last until the situation improves.

Photo: Singapore Atrium Sale

Here’s a closer look at the notice.

Tentative Closure Period

Although the notice did not state when the temple will reopen, Singapore Atrium Sale mentions it will be closed tentatively till 30 April next month. The information likely comes from the staff working in the temple.

Now you can share this news with your mum and dad, uncles and aunties, so they won’t make a wasted trip down.


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Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple

Address: 178 Waterloo St, Singapore 187964
Opening Hours: 6am – 6.30pm daily

Nearest MRT Station: Bugis or Rochor

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