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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
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'. (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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visited to Chinatown a few times, the building work on the new MRT station across the road is a little distracting but this is still a must visit when in SG

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

visited to Chinatown a few times, the building work on the new MRT station across the road is a little distracting but this is still a must visit when in SG

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An obvious tourist magnet. Pristine, modern, artistically presented, and visually pleasing. Milking the donation dollar are guardian "Buddhas" who mentor disciples according to their birth zodiac signs.. $88 contribution to appoint your personal guardian deity. God Save Us All!!!! A good outing nonetheless. Ladies must cover bare thighs and legs with shawls provided. One must add that these shawls are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dropped into Maxwell road for food, and tot of just going across to hv a quick look at this temple. To my surprise, it's a very beautiful temple. Not very big but couple of floors to visit. Most interesting of course is the top floor where the Buddha tooth relic was placed. Next few floors were like a museum where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a truly unique experience. Visitors are welcome to walk around in a respectful manner. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just happen to be at Chinatown killing time therefore decided to pop into the temple to take a look. They are pretty strict w dress code. Should you not be dressed acceptable manner, they have a extra apron/throw over for you to wear over in form of respect. Many different god in there and the architecture there is amazing with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is so much of worshipping here, that once can feel tranquility and serenity here. lots of prayers going inside in Buddhist traditional way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were amazed this was a free venue open to the public. Very colorful and full of beautiful carvings/statues. While we were there a monk was performing some type of ceremony with a local woman so that was fun to see. Located in China Town. A nice spot to stop especially on a hot day. They had several floors to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good culture experience and informative! nice place to just sit and meditate. Please do dress appropriately, but if you're not, there's always shawls you can use and return at the door of the temple.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a large red temple just to the side of the Chinatown Market area. Inside is incredibly ornate - it's free to enter and you feel welcome whatever your religion. You do need to be modestly dressed - shorts down to knees and shoulders covered but they do offer wraps, if needed. You can get incense sticks, light and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a state of the art of Chinese culture. The moment I entered to the temple, I realized peace of mind. One must visit this temple. Beautiful temple with chinese culture.

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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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