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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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Fascinating. A must. Beautiful. People friendly. A working temple. Take time to watch men playing checkers outside and don't hesitate to ask advice at tourist shopin square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fascinating. A must. Beautiful. People friendly. A working temple. Take time to watch men playing checkers outside and don't hesitate to ask advice at tourist shopin square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Do remember that this is a solemn place and every move must be with respect. Includes your dressing as well. No worries if you're a little on the under, there are cloths for you to cover up. Be treated with the beautiful oriental carvings. There are lifts to go up down the floors so it is convenient for you (rare... More 

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You do not need to be a religious scholar to appreciate the splendour and surroundings of this temple. I found it very serine and calming.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recommend this temple for many reasons, it's in Chinatown close to all the points to visit there. It's beautiful, you can take pictures, there is always a ceremony happening, so you can get a glimpse of their culture, monks, chants, mantras. There is a museum of Buddhist culture with sculptures from other countries. The tooth relic on the 4th... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

a lot of locals drop by this place to pray but most of the people who come here are tourist who visit to take pictures of the buddha and the architecture and design inside the temple

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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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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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