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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 336 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went on a Sunday right in the middle of a religious service. It was a very interesting experience. The staff at the temple were very kind and let us take a lot of pictures, they understand that the temple happens to be a touristic attraction. It is important for the ladies to not wear revealing clothes, however, if needed,... More

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We visited on the very first day of our recent Singapore tour. I planned in such a way that I visited it after I visited BreakOut Game, which is nearby to this temple. We reached around 3 pm and maybe spent about 60 minutes. As you go into the temple you will notice one hundred Buddha’s that have been individually... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We visited this temple in the middle of a cultural festival so the flower displays were beautiful. It's a large temple thats difficult to photograph in one shot.

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Guwahati, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We have been there accidentally. All tour operators operate from there. So, tourists are dropped here from respective hotels. I like the idea that shoes are allowed in Chinese temples unlike the Indian ones. But you cant wear shorts in there. You get something to wrap around there itself at the entrance. the outside is full of lanterns hanging with... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful buddist architecture in this temple. Located in chinatown along a row of houses of worship (synagogue, musjid, Hindu temple), this temple was a cool and pretty sanctuary from the heat and humidity. Loved the quiet chanting in the background, the smell of incesce burning the the well decorated walls of buddha's statues. As in all houses of worship, please... More

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Bowie, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is one of the few sites in Singapore where there isn't a charge. They allow you to take plenty of photos even while services are occurring; just be respectful and don't interrupt. Most people just walk through, which takes about 10 minutes. However, if you use the elevators/stairs found down a hallway at either end of the building, you... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful modern temple which often has events or services going on. What makes it stand out from many other temples in Asia (yes, the place is packed with lots of big and fantastic temples) include the 4th floor museum which holds an amazing array of artefacts from around the Buddhist world including some quite rare pieces with good descriptions -... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We were there at 10am in time to see monks holding ceremony and it was delightful. Make sure you take lift to top and have a look at the roof-top garden when there.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Literally hundreds of Buddhas. This temple is a place of worship ans ceremonies are going on all the time. Very serene and peaceful.

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Holzkirchen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Quite nice looking temple from the outside and inside. many many little Buddhas inside. Worth a visit since you´re in chinatown anyway!

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