Situated on Waterloo Street, the famous Chinese temple is constructed for the worship of Guan Yin. Everyday, there are a large number of people coming to visit and pay their respect, as well as ask for favors and blessings from the goddess. The main hall’s roof follows Chinese style, which is made of granite. Red and yellow colors are used throughout the building’s design.
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- Address: 178 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187964
Malay Heritage Centre
The center is located on the same plot of land with Istana Kampong Glam, the former Muslim palace. Malay Heritage Centre has a total of 9 exhibition rooms on two floors of Istana Kampong Glam, all of which display the history of Singaporeans of Malaysian origin, the second largest ethnic group of Singapore that reaches approximately 15% of the country population.
This center explains the roots of Malay Singaporeans, their hardship, resistance and aspiration as well as their role in the process of constructing the contemporary country of Singapore. There are rare prints from the late 19th to early 20th century describing the lives during the very first days when the Malays set their foot on the land and settled down. There is a section explaining about the role of Malays as part of a multi-religious and ethnically diverse society of Singapore. Occupations, festivals, customs and aspiration are all retained and displayed at the multi-media center.
- Opening hours:
Museum: Monday from 1 P.M. to 6 P.M., Tuesday – Sunday from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.
Istana Compound: 8 A.M. to 9 P.M.
- Address: 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501, near Masjid Sultan in Kampong Glam
Singapore Bazaar and Flea Market
This is an ideal shopping destination in Bugis and Kampong Glam precincts, located on Bugis Street. You can find a lot of interesting things in a bustling atmosphere. Besides, don’t forget to visit a flea market with an unusual name – Sungei Road Thieves Market. Everything on the planet is available here and you can spend the entire afternoon just walking around these shops.
- Location: On Bugis Street and Sungei Road
Sri Krishnan Temple
Located next to Kwan Im Thong neighborhood, the Hindu temple is constructed to worship Sri Krishnan and Queen Rukmini. The most outstanding feature is that the entire facade of the temple is engraved with the images of gods and goddesses and stories from Hindu mythology. If coming here, remember to take a look at the impressive statues at the main entrance.
- Address: 152 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187961
As the largest Muslim mosque in Singapore, Sultan Mosque is located on North Birdge Road, near the intersection with Arab Street. First constructed by Sultan Hussain Shah of Johor in 1824, the original constitution was replaced by the temporary chancel architecture in 1928, which was designed by Denis Santry. Sultan Mosque has massive golden dooms and huge prayer hall, which will impress you at the first sight.
- Opening hours: 9 A.M. to 1 P.M., 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. everyday.
- Address: 3 Muscat Street (North Bridge Road), Kampong Glam precinct, Singapore 198833
Last but not least, both Kampong Glam and Bugis are shopping heavens for shopaholics at all ages. There are flea markets, local markets, fairs, shopping centers etc. where everyone would feel the impulse to shop. There are also architectural areas for anyone who loves photography to take amazing pictures. You definitely cannot neglect this destination when coming to Singapore.
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