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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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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

Worth a visit if you are going to Chinatown.The craftsmanship of this temple is quite amazing including so much gold decoration inside. There is always something going on there... read more

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Worth a visit if you are going to Chinatown.The craftsmanship of this temple is quite amazing including so much gold decoration inside. There is always something going on there and found watching the monks interesting.

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This picturesque temple sits nestled in a busy street. Beautiful architecture and very clean. First floor has 2 large Buddha stairs and many smaller ones on the periphery. The Buddha 'tooth' is on the 4th floor in a solid gold arrangement. Be respectful when visiting, this is a place of worship. Free rental of sarongs is available at the lower... More 

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This was a wonderful place to visit dont forget to wear sleeves or you have to use one of their cover ups. Take a few minutes to enjoy this

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Definitely a place to visit when in Singapore if you are into culture. I was able to watch the monks chant and tour their museums in top floors - all for free!

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If in Singapore, you will have seen many temples but this particular temple is so different. Walk in and be ready to be wowed. Do not forget to go downstairs where the relic is held.

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All i wanted was to see the temples in singapore and show my two adult kids a lot of culture and they sure did enjoy finding some.

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The Place is very good in case you want to see the Buddhist culture. Temple is very close to china town a walking distance of 10 min. Building is having 4 floors Ground - Temple 1st to 3rd - Museum (Strongly recommend to visit) 4th Floor - Meditation 5th - Garden

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I never thought that this temple is quite big. I came here because I want to eat in the restaurant close to the temple. I was surprised that this temple is quite an interesting place to visit and a good place to cool down if you're feeling hot from walking.

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Located at Chinatown, the temple stands tall along a main road and cannot be missed. Admission is free. With due respect, wearing sleeveless shirt/singlet/mini skirt/shorts are prohibited in the temple. You can put on a long scarf provided by the temple at the entrance should you wear those. If you happened to shop and buy some cooked meat (eg BBQ... More 

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Well it is a very beautifull expirience and i could olso assist to a buddis function there, the decorations are beautifull try to visit it if you can...

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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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