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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

288, South Bridge Road, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6220 0220
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Ranked #19 of 346 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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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Huge Buddhist temple in the middle of Chinatown that houses a relic of Buddha's tooth. The interior rooms are beautiful and ornate. The staff is also very friendly and helpful and let us know about events at the temple. Don't miss the entire ground floor and the relic room. The roof garden and prayer wheel are also very cool.

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Jakarta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Just located near the China town food street center. The architecture from outside may look like from ancient Chinese dynasty but actually it is a modern museum temple building. There is elevator to reach upper floors. This pretty big temple housing a lot of historical Buddhist figures and mementos, with each detail description following, which is quite informing. It is... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed exploring the Chinatown area of Singapore, in particular walking through the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and sitting in the gardens on the rooftop, a great place to rest your feet and just enjoy some peace away from the crowds. You can read more and view some photos here: https://travellingomnomnivore.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/singapore-chinatown/

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Antwerp, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Not authentic concrete building. Being one of the top highlights of Singapore (Chinatown) in many guidebooks, I had expected a top ranking classic temple which was entirely not the case. The Golden Buddha tooth being exhibited on the 4th floor of a concrete kind of appratment building, that you can reach with an elevator was the top kitch experience of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I thought this was a lovely place and a sight to see. Never seen that many Buddha's in one place! ;-). All the bigger statues being different with really nice detail. After this a visit to the Noodle Shop is recommended and watch hin make your noodles to order.

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delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Situated in Chinatown visiting this buddhist temple is a wonderful experience,the idols the paintings on the ceiling are something to be seen to be belived, I do not have words to describe will take help of pictures to describe the temple.The temple has two gates enter from one side of the temple and come out from the other side a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

It was an interesting visit and it broke up our visit to china town. It was great to see and experience. No food or drink to be consumed in here and they have sarongs at the entry for women to cover their legs if not wearing covering above the knee.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

must see Buddhist Temple in Chinatown. Be quiet, show respect, and bring money for offerings. It's spectacular.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The sheer amount of colour in this temple is amazing. Be respectful and be quiet. No place for bogans.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

i love this temple. every country i go to, i have to visit as many temples i can see. this temple is magnificent! clean, fragrant, beautiful colors and the energy is bright and positive.

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