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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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Stunning architect in China town

Engage all the senses! So much to see, hear and smell here. The striking red building may or may not house Buddha's tooth, but it's worth visiting to smell the incense and hear... read more

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kitty k
Santa Rosa, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This temple is conveniently located in china town, with entrances at either end and no admission fee, it is good to pop in to if you are visiting the neighbourhood. Due it its size and location it is very popular with tourists. Not the most impressive temple but fine, the monks were charting which was nice to listen to for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Engage all the senses! So much to see, hear and smell here. The striking red building may or may not house Buddha's tooth, but it's worth visiting to smell the incense and hear tiny coins tinkle as visitors deposit them into metal bowls. There's a restroom available for visitor; ask one of the attendants for the location.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazingly preserved temple, impressive, flamboyant, colourful and a real taste of old Singapore. We visited as part of a longer tour with an independent local guide which added even more as we had detail and explanation as we walked around. Free entry.

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You can just walk in and out basically as more is not allowed because of the tons of tourists constantly walking in and out. Probably an early morning visit would be better. Otherwise the building is gorgeous.

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A nice temple and you don't have to pay as far as I can remember. I've seen a lot of temples in my time and this one is nothing amazing or special, but worth a look for the imposing size alone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As always, this Buddhist temple is glorious. Lots of information, photographs allowed in most areas. The Tooth Relic room is beautiful and I was impressed that there are 2 areas for meditation for those wishing to meditate. Very impressive for those who wish to see Buddhism as practiced in Singapore.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can find solace, calmness and peacefulness inside your inner true cells of your actual purpose on this earthly world once you step your foot inside this phenomenon architecture where you will find many tall and huge structures, sizes and colours of the building. It takes your breath away and replace by the feelings of your true purpose to search... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just hop off the duck tours bus and visit the temple for half an hour while you are in the Chinese town .. beautiful architectural building and see the monk meditating looking at his IPhone ..made us laugh !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There is so much to explore here. We were blown away by the ground floor decoration and the monks leading the chanting. Then we found a staircase and discovered that each of the 5 floors had its own wonders to discover. From an exhibition on the building of the temple on the 2nd floor, a wonderful section on the life... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very easy to find. It has 2 sides. Each with Budha statue. Visitors were a lot when I came and we are free to carry cameras and take photos inside.

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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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