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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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Set in Chinatown, this Temple is huge and very ornate. It has a lovely atmosphere and is decorated in a very elaborate manner. Stunning. Please respect the worshippers and cover... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Set in Chinatown, this Temple is huge and very ornate. It has a lovely atmosphere and is decorated in a very elaborate manner. Stunning. Please respect the worshippers and cover up. Shawls can be borrowed to cover your legs and arms. A lot to take in on your visit, all of it very grand. Definitely worth a trip to see.

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don't miss this temple if you go shopping in china town. it would be one of your best experiences in Singapore.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived here during a ceremony of some sort which was very interesting to witness. The temple itself is impressive with intricate details.

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Fantastic experience, there was a ceremony going on while we we there and it was very interesting to watch

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It is a 7-8 min walk from the Chinatown metro station but I needed to turn navigation as it is a bit inside and there are left and right turns. Shoulders and knees should be covered, therefore, you'll be stopped at the door to borrow from the shawls. Entrance is free of charge. You are always welcome to donate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A popular temple so arrive early...located in Chinatown district of Singapore...a memorable experience because it is rich in history and art...On the third floor is the Buddhist Culture Museum with about 300 Buddhist artifacts from all around Asia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a lovely experience as the monks were chanting when we visited this temple. The decor is beautiful and a sense of peace emanates from this Temple.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hadn't planned on going here but came across it - free wifi in a temple as well! Don't be on your phone 24/7 but definitely use it to plan the rest of your day. Interesting and colourful as other reviews have said, just be aware to dress appropriately and be covered, follow the rules and don't touch anything. Museum is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With the eve of the Chinese New year and all the hussle and bustle of the celebrations and preparations, the temple was decorated to welcome the New year. A fabulous must see sight in Singapore and a beautiful museum dedicated to Buda can also be found in the building. Visit the orchid garden on the roof with its water feature... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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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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