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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

288, South Bridge Road, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6220 0220
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As featured in 3 days in Singapore
Ranked #18 of 338 Attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Religious Sites
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 was registered by the Registrar of Societies in 20th... more » 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’. « less
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This temple looks quite new, but shows old buddhistic traditions. The museum on the 2nd and 3rd floor are interesting. The prayer wheel on the roof is the biggest in the world

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

There is so much of information which you can gather about the Buddhism religion from the Temple and Museum. Starting from the basement level, the dining hall (Hall of 5 Contemplations) serves affordable vegetarian food. Level 1 is the main shrine with huge Buddha statues. Admire the great internal architecture. Mezzanine level is a corridor gallery that displays the names... More

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Elanora, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

There was a ceremony on when we went at night time so we could not enter the temple fully, but what we did see was lovely , but it was busy and you have to remove your shoes. Worth a look when you are in a China a Town but I would not rush there.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

By far my favourite temple in Singapore. The monks chanting, beautiful, elaborate Buddha displays, and warm welcome makes this a must see! Plus, trinket shopping and the China Street Food hall nearby make this a lovely afternoon visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This temple is a must visit in Singapore! It was really interesting, and there is a lot to see. You are not allowed to were short clothes in there, but there are no signs saying it. If you dont want ppl getting mad at you then grab a scarf which you can get at both entries!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This was good, although very busy. Beautifully decorated walls with hundreds of tiny buddas. Make sure you go to the top of the building to the prayer wheel.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It has 4 floors. There is a prayer room on the ground floor(there are timings for prayers). Then there are 2 floors of museum with sculptures depicting Buddha's journey of life. Top floor has a meditation room which according to me is the best part of this place. Make sure you sit on one of the cushions in the corner... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It is free to enter the temple and well worth having a look. Gold, gold and more gold. Plenty to see here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

To see the best parts of this temple take the elevator up to see the Buddha tooth. Seating is provided at both ends of the room for a quiet mediation, or just to enjoy some air con. While you're there get blessed by the monk. (Be sure to put your donation in one of the free red packets at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Such a gorgeous temple, every little detail is stunning. The garden on the roof is worth a visit if you want some peace and quiet. Also the canteen downstairs serves amazing vegetarian food for a donation.

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