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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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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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'.

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


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A lovely serene temple!

I love temples and although this one is not huge it is interesting and beautiful!! Located in Chinatown it is within walking distance to where you get off the hop on hop off... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love temples and although this one is not huge it is interesting and beautiful!! Located in Chinatown it is within walking distance to where you get off the hop on hop off Sightseeing Bus. The craftmanship is amazing and the serenity of the temple is inspiring!! We worth the short walk to be immersed in beauty and serenity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The temple itself so huge not sure how many floor but outside can see like 3. The buddha and temple inside are fantastic! Locate in china town area and easy to find because just next to the main road.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

o Nothing excites me more than the architecture of this temple. It gets me mesmerised. o The colours are perfectly matched. o Brings out the Chinese culture that was heavily influenced by Buddhism. o Buddha and Buddhism history was well explained inside. o Different levels are filled with different monuments, documents, relics and history. o Rooftop was the most surprising... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If time permit one should visit this temple. This temple is located in the city It is very old temple and famous among tourist.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not a religious person but I do find churches, temples, and mosques, etc very fascinating. The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is the best of these in Singapore - the Temple is beautiful and its lovely when a service is on to hear the voices joined together. There is plenty to look at and then just when you think you've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went in expecting to enjoy a lovely temple and it was beautiful. In fact, it's truly spectacular. What was unexpected were the three other floors that housed a huge prayer wheel, golden temple with the tooth, and a floor dedicated to the story of the Buddha with artifacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited it when a service was on and ended up staying for an hour. It was so moving and the temple is stunning. It has a roof garden with a prayer wheel which is quite impressive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful building that seems so out of place in a city. Wonderfully tranquil the moment you step in. Well worth a visit if you're in Chinatown.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I enjoyed visiting this temple. There are so many statues of Buddha and there is information scattered around the temple which is interesting to read. You do need to have your shoulders and down to your knees covered but there are shawls there to borrow. It's free and worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I go to this temple each time I'm in Singapore. It is a very wonderful experience with so much to see. The museum on an upper floor gives an excellent history of Buddhism. The floor with the Buddha relic tooth is beautiful and a good place to sit and meditate. The rooftop garden has fantastic flowers, a pagoda and pray... More 

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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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