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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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Easy to pop into when you are in Chinatown.Just wander in ,arms must be covered, but they offer a pashmina to borrow. There was a service on when we went and it was lovely to... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easy to pop into when you are in Chinatown.Just wander in ,arms must be covered, but they offer a pashmina to borrow. There was a service on when we went and it was lovely to see.Lots of colour and an amazing thing to see.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a modern temple built in a typical Chinese pagoda style it is richly gilded on the inside and humming with activity from monks and visitors alike. For those not familiar with ornate Chinese temples this is a must see. Of particular note are the many Buddha statues and when the monks are performing their prayers you feel really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A busy, mystical place. Closed at certain times unless you are attending worship. Cover your limbs and if not , material available to use. Insence burning and useful English notes by gods to give you historical and interesting facts. Buddha tooth on upper floor.

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nong bua lam phu, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the most elegant and beautiful temples I've visited anywhere. Only completed around 2008, this temple supposedly houses a tooth of Buddha. It was built to be a showplace and gathering place for Buddhists the world over and it most certainly is. Most of the tours embark from just in front of this fabulous temple, so take a few... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is a very different experience.This is not an experience that one would come across very often, There is a very good aura surrounding this place..!..Would be great place to visit in the morning and start off the day..!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This imposing Temple is really worth visiting. It is very big and yet it feel cosy. There are various floor and for me the most impressive was the roof top garden. There is also a place to mediated it is for every one so feel free to go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took the trip just 2 weeks before Chinese new year. The locals said everything just get more expensive, but not that expensive. There will be a lot of stores open, the situation is quite hectic, but it's worth to try. The lights will be awesome...

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting the temple today (15 Jan 2017) at around 1:30pm and wanted to visit the orchid garden at the roof level. We took the lift to the 4th level and the security guard asked my lady friend to put on a sarong. However, she decided not to go up anymore so I proceeded to put the sarong away.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the temple on a day of service which was amazing to see & listen too the chanting. Lots of people were offering money & fruits to all of the different Buddha's. There are lots of religious items to see& photograph etc. Well worth a visit if you are in the area of China town.

Thank Mark R
Can Tho, Vietnam
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing special about this temple. It took us a while to find it and when we finally did, we thought "oh, is this it?" It kind of looks like any other temple and it actually looks more like the Chinese restaurant in my hometown in Holland.

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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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