Harmony Street

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Harmony Street

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Waterloo Street is also known as “Harmony Street” as it houses multiple places of worship for Buddhists, Hindus, Christians and Jews. 

Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Singapore (1884) dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy Guan Yin the female form of Avalokitesvara originated in India. This temple draws the largest crowd in all of Singapore during the first day of Chinese New Year. 

Sri Krishnan Temple built in 1870 is the only South Indian Hindu Temple in Singapore, dedicated to Sri Krishnan and his consort Rukmini (Radha) and to the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu. The main festival associated with this temple is Janmashtami – Krishnan’s birthday. 

Maghain-Avot Synagogue, built by the fathers of the Jewish Baghdadi community in Singapore in 1878 and is adjacent to the Jacob Ballas Centre where worshipers gather for social and educational events. 

The Roman Catholic Church of Saints Peter and Paul which was completed in 1870 comes next. Built by the Chinese Catholic Mission, it has a rich history, serving the various Christian communities in Singapore. It was a recent recipient of URA’s Architectural Heritage Award. 

During our tour we will learn about the history and development of these buildings, from very humble beginnings, the particular ceremonies and festivals associated with each, and the relationships between them. 

On our way to our last stop at the Albert Mall wet market and hawker centre we will also be able to enjoy the streets specialty stores, and see trishaw uncles and art murals by Yip Yew Chong. 

Wear comfortable walking shoes

Meet:  Bras Basah MRT  Exit A, street level

Cost: $35 ANZA Member, $40 Non-Member 

Additional Notes : Participant particulars (Passport or NIRC) are required a week prior to the tour for security purposes 

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August 4, 2022 @ 10:00

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