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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

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Address: 288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6220 0220
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Description: 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'. Weekly Free Guided Tour of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum 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. 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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The people here are very knowledgeable and keen to tell you the stories of Buddha and Buddhism. We were very lucky and got to see Buddha's tooth. There are 5 in the world and this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The people here are very knowledgeable and keen to tell you the stories of Buddha and Buddhism. We were very lucky and got to see Buddha's tooth. There are 5 in the world and this is the only one that is allowed to be viewed by the public for just 3 days in the year. Look into the dates if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

You don't have to be religious to visit, and all are welcome in this tranquil building in which I'm sure you'll show respect. Realistically it's quite stunning, and the roof garden with the "wishing/praying wheel" particularly soothing. To go up floors go to the right at main entrance and find lifts and stairs. Surrounded by Chinese markets which are well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. Easy to reach from The China town MRT station. Talk a walk through the markets in that area too. They also have a vegetarian restaurant but we were too late to try it, as the restaurant closes at 3pm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

In the middle of busy China Town ...this is a beautiful, tranquil and sacred buddhist temple that covers 5 floors with relics, statues, museum and roof garden. Nice to sit and be at peace with yourself as you listen to the monks chanting at certain times of the day. Can easily spend a couple of hours as you take in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We went here twice for photoclub and Geo Investigation and both times I visited the temple. It's a lovely place, extremely modern with modern features hidden cleverly in the beautiful design.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

It is hard to visit this part of the world and not have a fair share of temples. When visiting this one, make sure you make it up to the upper floors and see the wonderful gold room. There was some free literature on Buddhism on the way out. I found it interesting read later that evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous Temple filled with buddhas. We happened to be there when the monks were chanting and praying and it was very interesting. Just so much to look at in this beautiful place. They also have several books about Buddhism that are available for the taking as you leave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Working Buddhist temple with lots of monks praying. Each floor has something to offer. The ground floor is often very busy, with hundreds of Buddhas lining the walls and people praying in the main room. Amazing to see all the offerings. The top floor is very peaceful and you can turn the giant wheel to gain merit. The museum is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Very interesting view into another Religion, as a prayer session was on when I attended. Shop sells usual items which seems to me to be expensive. The Temple is the reason to be there, and Chinatown is just outside the door with all that has to offer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It's a beautiful main floor, bit it seems like nobody was bothered with seeing the upstairs galleries. Wonderful collection of artifacts and givfts to the temple, plus a history of the temple and details of the past masters.

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Chinatown is a classic combination of colorful 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.