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Address: 288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6220 0220
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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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'. (A)WEEKLY FREE GUIDED TOUR: 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. (B)DISCOVERING BUDDHISM: Shakyanmuni Buddha had gained insight into the truth, perfected the qualities of wisdom and compassion over 2560 years ago. His teachings develops clarity in minds, enables abilities to end suffering and finds lasting happiness. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is carrying on the mission in offering "Discovering Buddhism' programme. 'Discovering Buddhism' is a specially designed programme for participants to gain experiential taste of Chinese Mahayana Buddhist etiquette, Basic Buddhist teachings and Basic Meditation within a day. This English taught programme is suitable for both tourists who wish to learn more about Buddhism and experienced learners who needs a refresher. Participants will benefit from the interactive and engaging teaching led by Venerable Wu Xiang and Venerable Ru Zhi who have more than a decade experience teaching Buddhism and Meditation in different cultural settings! [Chinese Mahayana Buddhist Etiquette] Buddhist etiquette is an important part of every Buddhist life. It expresses religious sentiments to the Buddha, the Teacher (Monk or Nun) and promotes gracefulness in social interactions. This is also a mean of training in mindfulness in every action one is taking. [Basic Buddhist teachings] Buddhism has been transmitted over the past centuries because of its timeless and enduring message to the spiritual needs of man in finding true peace, happiness, and well-being. In this part of the programme, learn about the basic essential knowledge of Buddhism. [Basic Meditation] Buddhist have been practicing meditation in cultivating calm, focused and positive states of mind. Introductory of technique will be taught to enable the participants to learn practical tips on how to achieve a clearer state of mind and focus better. 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 phones.

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I have been positively surprised by the relatively new Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (2005). You can dedicate at least 1 hour to visit the museum (very nice scuptures) and... read more

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I have been positively surprised by the relatively new Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (2005). You can dedicate at least 1 hour to visit the museum (very nice scuptures) and also have a look at a ceremony. On the roof, a little garden, its pagoda and Buddha prayer wheel.

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Having the great privalidge to glimpse this temple was really special for us. The people there were very friendly and willing to tell us about the building and traditions. Beautifully decorated a place of quiet reflection.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Albeit the temple is built in 2005 and therefore has modern amenities like lifts and even a basement parking area, it is still worth a visit. The main praying room at ground level is charming with a lot of gold Buddhas and people praying. My favorite thing with this temple is by far the roof top which has a romantic... More 

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That really summarizes Singapore for me -- fascinating and beautiful. We enjoyed seeing a ceremony take place (from a respectful distance) while we were there. We also went up to the rooftop. There are some items for sale (prayer beads, bracelets, etc.)

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its a four floor Budha Temple, each floor have its ow beauty. Roof top is chakra and small garden, forth floor is for meditations, 3rd floor is talking about the history.You will experience different. this is next to china street market.

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I visit this place on monthly basis. The ground floor are usually busy with praying ceremony. I like it that the incense is outside the praying hall, so you dont get the smell inside. I usually offer the flower & the candles sold in the temple. On the upper floors, there is like a small museums showing the lives of... More 

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I went in the evening for the 3 pm prayer. It was a very different and new experience for a beginner like me into Buddhism. I could take a lot of photographs and collect around some 10 books on Buddhism and happy life which were distributed for free. The staffs were very courteous . You could really spend hours at... More 

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This is an important temple to visit. Buddha's tooth relic in the temple. a great place to take some nice pic in the garden upstairs.

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We love bringing our friends who are visiting from overseas to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. It is a beautiful temple, with lots to explore and learn. It's even more interesting when you make it there during their prayer times. Make sure you go to the floor to view the Buddha Tooth, and the rooftop garden with the rotating prayer... More 

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A very relaxing and pleasing visit to this temple should be on your to-do list. The interiors are so beautiful. Well-maintained and neat. There were prayers going on when we visited - it was so calming to hear the chanting! There is free wifi here!!

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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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