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Address: 288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6220 0220
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (BTRTM) was founded in 2002 by...

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (BTRTM) was founded in 2002 by Venerable Shi Fazhao. It was registered by the Registrar of Societies in 20th February 2003, and as a charity under the Charities Act in 8th January 2004. The Temple is dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha, which means 'The Compassionate One', and also called 'The Future Buddha'. (A)WEEKLY FREE GUIDED TOUR: BTRTM is pleased to offer a 1 1/2 - 2 hrs long guided tour of the Temple every Saturdays at 2pm. The tour will be conducted free-of-charge in English by the temple's Volunteers guides. Limited slots are available per weekly session. Confirmed registration is based on first-come-first-serve basis. (B)DISCOVERING BUDDHISM: Shakyanmuni Buddha had gained insight into the truth, perfected the qualities of wisdom and compassion over 2560 years ago. His teachings develops clarity in minds, enables abilities to end suffering and finds lasting happiness. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is carrying on the mission in offering "Discovering Buddhism' programme. 'Discovering Buddhism' is a specially designed programme for participants to gain experiential taste of Chinese Mahayana Buddhist etiquette, Basic Buddhist teachings and Basic Meditation within a day. This English taught programme is suitable for both tourists who wish to learn more about Buddhism and experienced learners who needs a refresher. Participants will benefit from the interactive and engaging teaching led by Venerable Wu Xiang and Venerable Ru Zhi who have more than a decade experience teaching Buddhism and Meditation in different cultural settings! [Chinese Mahayana Buddhist Etiquette] Buddhist etiquette is an important part of every Buddhist life. It expresses religious sentiments to the Buddha, the Teacher (Monk or Nun) and promotes gracefulness in social interactions. This is also a mean of training in mindfulness in every action one is taking. [Basic Buddhist teachings] Buddhism has been transmitted over the past centuries because of its timeless and enduring message to the spiritual needs of man in finding true peace, happiness, and well-being. In this part of the programme, learn about the basic essential knowledge of Buddhism. [Basic Meditation] Buddhist have been practicing meditation in cultivating calm, focused and positive states of mind. Introductory of technique will be taught to enable the participants to learn practical tips on how to achieve a clearer state of mind and focus better. Things to take note : * Avoid wearing hats, shorts or revealing tops * The organizer reserves the right to cancel the tour due to unforeseen circumstances. In such instances, registrants will be notified via their mobile phones.

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Free and very interesting temple!

I almost gave up looking for this attraction when locals I asked ( vendors /restaurants staff in Chinatown) did not seem to know about it. Note that there is more than one Exit in... read more

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I almost gave up looking for this attraction when locals I asked ( vendors /restaurants staff in Chinatown) did not seem to know about it. Note that there is more than one Exit in Chinatown MRT Station. Entrance to this temple is FREE. There are several floors of exhibits. The Buddha tooth relic is located at the fourth floor where... More 

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The outside of the temple is beautiful, but the inside is magnificent. Red and gold color makes it glamorous.

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Be respectful and wear clothes that cover knee and shoulders . The temple is beautiful inside and out . Appreciate the craftsmanship . The 4th floor house the tooth relic , you will be amazed by the decor and gold !!!! No photo allowed on 4th floor . Do not miss the roof garden .

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Here you are in the middle of bustling Chinatown and there is this tranquil temple from the past. Exquisite inside and really amazing light, color and craftsmanship. Be prepared to put a wrap on over your shoulders or around your shorts but well worth the visit.

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Stunning . Happy to recommend . Very peaceful , well Organised . Do look up the timings . Chanting is there in the early morning .

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Located right in the heart of Chinatown is this amazing five storey pagoda style Buddhist temple. The temple was busy with devotees and tourists, much like the rest of Chinatown. Surprisingly it is a relatively new temple and was only built in 2007. The main entrance is on South Bridge Road where you walk through three large, heavy, red lacquered... More 

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Going to chinatown you will meet the temple. Entrence is free and there are clothes to put on if your wearing is too open. Its 4 stories temple-muziem full of things to see read and hear. On top there are many orchaids and all is clean and wellcomming. Even the kids were fusinated and we got lucky seeing the monks... More 

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Worth a visit if you are going to Chinatown.The craftsmanship of this temple is quite amazing including so much gold decoration inside. There is always something going on there and found watching the monks interesting.

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wonderful place and when i was there im very comfortable feeling in my mind. beautiful attractive deities and lovely lord buddha deities. must visit one time if your not been yet. this is the right place to pray well lord buddha. highly recommended .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This picturesque temple sits nestled in a busy street. Beautiful architecture and very clean. First floor has 2 large Buddha stairs and many smaller ones on the periphery. The Buddha 'tooth' is on the 4th floor in a solid gold arrangement. Be respectful when visiting, this is a place of worship. Free rental of sarongs is available at the lower... More 

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Chinatown is a classic combination of colourful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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