BUSTLING FAITH: Built in 1884, the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple is one of the larger and more popular Buddhist temples in Singapore with thousands of devotees visiting the temple to pray for blessings It Is also the largest attraction in Waterloo Street for tourists.
A GENERATION APART: Manned by a father and son, a traditional fruits stall stands in the middle of a modern city street. Although many people now buy their fruits from supermarkets, the stall is still visited by their regular customers – senior men and women who live close by.
A GENERATION APART
A HISTORIC RIDE: Trishaws are iconic symbols of history, first used regularly as a means of transport in 1929. Due to modernisation and the introduction of motorised vehicles, they have now become an attraction for mostly tourists to have a taste of Singapore’s rich history.
A HISTORIC RIDE
STREETS OF OLD: Even on a weekend morning, Waterloo Street is filled with both local families and tourists alike, enjoying a small piece of Singapore history.
STREETS OF OLD
CHILDHOOD FANTASIES: A vivid memory belonging to the adults of today, walking past a toy stall like this in their childhood would lead to them tugging on their mother’s dresses or their father’s wrists, and pleading with innocent eyes for that new toy no one else has.
CALM AMIDST THE CROWDS: Among the faces of tourists are locals who visit Waterloo Street to take a break from their hectic daily schedules.
CALM AMIDST THE CROWDS
BUDDHIST IDOL: The Laughing Buddha statue stands near the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple.
As people walk by the statue, some stop for a moment to pray, while others light incense as an offering to the deity.