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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

288, South Bridge Road, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6220 0220
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Ranked #10 of 278 Attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Museums, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (BTRTM) was founded in 2002 by Venerable Shi Fazhao. It...
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Type: Religious Sites, Museums, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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’.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The ground floor temple is really interesting with descriptions of the different gods to choose depending on your birth year. The interior is very splendid. I would recommend a trip up to the roof garden - both my sister and I felt the calmness descend as we stepped into it.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place of worship. Timing of visit depends on your preference (i.e. liking for crowd). If you would like to have a different experience, you may want to time your visit on special occasions (e.g. Wesak Day or other celebratory days) or when there are on-going prayers / service. Special occasions are also perfect opportunity for visitors to take beautiful... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

wonderful place to visit, a place for quiet reflection, in a bustling and busy city, learning about the history and seeing the places of worship and historical exhibits is well worth seeing.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Pleasantly informal in centre with lots of items to view. Strict about no photography in some of the areas. Interesting and worth a visit

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I always take out-of-towners to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. It's a fascinating place, and if you time it right, first thing in the morning, between 9 and 10 am, there will be less tourists AND you will might get to see a service in progress with the monks. They are very welcoming to visitors and don't mind you taking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I had been there twice. It closes to Chinatown, at city centre. Easy to go by mrt. The building have many storeys with lift access. The upper parts storey shows Buddha tooth and others part of body crystal. You will be amazed when visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This is possibly the most interesting of the Temples in Singapore. Although modern its architecture size and exhibitions give an interesting insight. It is within the Chinese quarter of Singapore giving the added attraction of the bustle and food options typical of china towns. I would add it to your itinerary when next in Singapore

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Interesting display on the life of the Buddha made this temple/museum worth the visit for me. Some rooms have floor to celing buddhas and there are more relics than just a tooth - intestine relic, brain relic, hair relic, there's relics out the yin-yang in this joint. Begin your vist by taking the elevator to the tranquil roof garden and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

This temple is very distinctive from other temples in the world. It has both ancient and modern construction. If you want to see ancient and traditional religious temple, this may make you disappointed. If you want to find the Buddha Temple with Singaporean style, you should visit this place.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

if you are in Chinatown take 30 mins to explore the temple. It's a welcome oasis right next the the hustle and bustle of the Chinatown markets.

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