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Address: 288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840, Singapore
Phone Number:
65 6220 0220
07:00 - 19:00
Closed now
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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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A nice temple for a good photo.

A nice temple to get a photo of and look around. Hard to get excited after you have seen so many other temples.

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A nice temple to get a photo of and look around. Hard to get excited after you have seen so many other temples.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Is in Chinatown and the building houses a museum about Buddhism and is also a place for worship. The building is inspired by the Tang dynasty and the detailing of the interior came mainly from China and Japan. You can also get very good vegetarian food at the basement during lunch at reasonable price. Please note that the dress code... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful place of worship and appreciation for Buddhism practice. Make sure to visit the garden on the roof as well. You can also meditate in the Relic room. It is a bit chilly from the air con so bring something to keep you warm. There are also vegetarian meals available in the dining areas below. Closes at 3 PM sharp.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can as a tourist, and found the information on display very interesting and I learnt a lot at Buddism from the museum. The temple itself is very beautiful. It is a free entry attraction

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by here while on a food tour in Chinatown. On the first floor, you can walk around and find your zodiac and related god. Take the elevator up to see the tooth relic. No photography is permitted. We were there around 4 pm and it was not very crowded. However, our guide mentioned it can be very crowded... More 

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We visited this around the Chinese new year period . It was busy with lots happening and there was no charge. Worth a visit if you are close by.

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This is one of the most beautifully done vintage temple and by default it's gonna be a part of your trip to Singapore it's beautifully done and very Chinese a must visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Free entry nice relics and Buddha's picture taking is allowed in the temple but for museum there are restricted area for photos nice experience

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After the crash and heat of China Town, the visit to the temple allowed the senses to recharge. The temple is free and air conditioned. The paintings and carvings were beautiful and you had something of beauty to look at all over the temple. The statues that lined the walls were calming. The flower offerings gave the temple a fresh,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The temple is a big tall and ugly building in the middle of Chinatown with a main hall all gold and red, hundreds (thousands?) of little buddha statues covering the side walls, big incense burners at the main entrances, smaller statues in the smaller hall including warriors with Chinese zodiac hats (go and find yours), Buddha on a white elephant,... 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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