walking around the central district of Singapore is a great activity. a display of a multi-cultural country with the influence of the British occupation gives a tourist a perspective of a modern Asia.with Chinese being the biggest linguistic group followed by Malays and Indians with the rest as minorities. yet i noticed that people of different race and language would go well in and around the city.given a very short period to roam around the city, i had my chance to drop by the nearby Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho temple. a Chinese temple built from a Chinese folklore of a lady named Kuan Yin who devoted her life to counter with the suffering of the people.surprisingly, just beside this temple stands a historical Hindu temple, the Sri Khrisnan temple. built in 1959 because of the active Hindu community around the area. a story of the banyan tree leads to the history of this structure.a big festive celebration happens in this area every September to commemorate Hindu's Lord Khrisnan's birthday. what made it more interesting is even the Chinese community would drop by and give respect to the temple. this again shows how diverse this country is.personally, i'm really fascinated by India's culture specifically their artwork as it is greatly shown in this temple. it's actually my first time to see a Hindu temple. this temple has on it statues of people including the Hindu gods Sri Vigneshwarar and Sri Hanuman.a walk along Victoria street not far from this two temple is the St Joseph church with a Gothic design. built by the Portugese in the early 19th century. popular for the procession that happens here every Good Friday.even with that short walk, i was quite impressed with how the people would respect each others belief. this might be just one of the reason why Singapore continues to prosper.
Note: to visit the three structures, you can ride a taxi from your hotel tell them to drop you at Waterloo street. from here you'll see, the Chinese and the Hindu temple and a short walk along Victoria street will lead you to St Joseph church.