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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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When you get tired of the modern & vivid Singapore, drive to China Town! first - there you'll enjoy great prices for everything)) Second - there you'll find a very pearl of Singapore - Buddha's temple. I found my way there taking a HopOnHopOff. The Temple itself is "new", built in 2004 or something like this. But it is an... More 

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a modern Buddhist temple that marries Buddhism, culture and life style. Worth to visit to understand Buddhism better!

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The temple itself is very beautiful and worth a visit. However, to me, the exhibitions upstairs were the real attraction. Very well-done!! I learned a lot about the Buddhist religion, it's history and symbols. Highly recommended!

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This is a must see in Chinatown even if you do not have an interest in Buddhism. Simple stunning inside and you are allowed to take photographs

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The temple is beautiful from outside and amazing inside. Many images, good lighting and cool energy. There is a garden in the rooftop and one exhibition of objects and real size wax statues of many masters. A good stop to rest from busy Chinatown.

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The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is a remarkable four-storey temple. When entering the gate, you’ll immediately notice the stunning main hall with its high ceiling. It is located at 288 South Bridge St. It opens at 7am and closes at 7pm and is free of charge. The bell tower and drum tower are on the same floor. However, the main... More 

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Welcoming and peaceful place to visit. The inside is beautiful without being overwhelming. I was surprised I liked it so much

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I'm not a Buddhist, but I do really wants to visit this shrine so i came in the afternoon, and climb the stair into the Roof Garden ( it has lift also), which had the 10000 Buddha statues, then went to the third floor to see the museum, which have so many old n new artefacts, statues, and also the... More 

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the Buddha tooth relic temple situated in china town is a bliss of peace and tranquillity and a place to certainly visit to bring the balance into the soul while absorbing the beauty of singapore

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You will see thousands of golden Buddhas. It's certainly an interesting sight. A piece of history and a must-see when you visit Chinatown. It's free! Check out all of the different displays. It's really that lavish and extravagant.

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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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