Singapore, Singapore ~ 1884
Not to be confused with Malaysia's Guan Yin temple, this one was built in 1884 in Singapore (Waterloo Street). Apparently, it's very common to build a temple dedicated to Guan Yin, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, as she is the one people would like to pray to in times of dire need.
No one can come in without praying first. But once people step into the temple, they might not even find a place to pray or give an offering because it is often too crowded inside (Inspiration From Cundi). This temple is and will always be packed with visitors, especially during Chinese New Years, that a limitation has to be set.
The temple was constructed with the styles of Chinese temples. Its roofs are designed with detailed carvings and ornaments. There are also a couple of small dragon statues on top of the gate that are facing one another, as if in a mirror. It also uses the bolder colors - red, green and yellow - very effectively.