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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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We thought this was an in and out affair, but it turned out to be 4 floors of relics providing a historical context for Buddahism. Well worth a visit if you are into the museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

We thought this was an in and out affair, but it turned out to be 4 floors of relics providing a historical context for Buddahism. Well worth a visit if you are into the museum type thing.

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Derry, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

the colourful displays, the decorative icons around the mini- Buddahs. Took stacks of photos which I can review at my leisure.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Its a very interesting Temple and well worth a look, a lot of different and pretty display over the 5 levels. Really loved the Garden on the top level.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

A must see if you're in Chinatown and conveniently next to the visitors center. It is free, which is nice, and they provide sarongs and wraps if you don't have appropriate attire (arms covered and knees covered). Monks are chanting when you go inside which makes it a surreal experience.

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Luzon, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Very nice temple. Nice details. Whn we visited the temple the monks are praying. They were chanting. Even if I am a catholic I did'nt really understand the chanting. But I felt it was really solemn and very peaceful. I really love the place!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Lots of interesting and pretty displays, but less impressive than other Buddhist temples I've seen. It seemed to take a long time to get to the Buddha tooth, and I was a bit underwhelmed when we got there. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

one of the best things i seen in singapore amazing place,spent a hour or so there,its in china town,from the smell of incense, to the astonishing decor,and the rhythmically chanting,a must do when in singapore

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

worth a visit if you are new to these architechtural monuments.very similar to Tibetan temple in Coorg, Karnataka.

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

stunning temple with impressive displays. Please remember no singles or shorts, you must have your upper and lower completely covered and no photographs, it's not so hard to show respect and comply. The beauty of this temple is well worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

go and see it although you arent allowed to take photos this place is rich in culture and is a great place to visit

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Address: 288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6220 0220
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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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.
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