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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'.

Weekly Free Guided Tour of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

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.

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


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Big tourism site but nice for an outside photo

The temple was partially covered by tour buses when I arrived which is never great. It is a beautiful building and very photogenic. I didn't bother going inside. The area around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very beautiful Buddhist temple, it was a quick walkthrough, but the architecture is very beautiful. There is,clothes,to borrw. for free if you are wearing shorts or tanks.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The temple was partially covered by tour buses when I arrived which is never great. It is a beautiful building and very photogenic. I didn't bother going inside. The area around the temple is more interesting - especially Ann Siang Road

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth stopping in to visit. It's beautiful and so different. Great to see different things when travelling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Respect the buddhists around. Don't be too loud, don't curse or swear and please take your shoes off! It's a gorgeous building. 100% worth a look around, and right next to the markets. There's no reason not to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was shocked to find this Temple right in the middle of a modern day plaza, but we did and I was floored to see the beauty of what lies behind the facade. Now this is a functioning buddhist temple and we got lucky to see a ceremony of sorts. But if you are a female you must cover your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are looking for an authentic and fastatic Buddha temple you visit the Buddha temple in Chain town. A great Museum as well as place to pray and to find peace. A very nice roof top garden let you feel being in heaven.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yor are thinking no more temples? We were temple done...but went in...so great...different and more ornate (almost Vegas style)...worth the quick visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the oldest pagodas in Singapore. It has the Buddha tooth relic which is believed to ward off evil in the Himalayan Buddhist tradition. We went to this place at the first day of chinese new year, it was an importance time for the asian people especially for my family. It is very easy to find because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The temple is beautiful and a good place for a calm and soothing morning. You can go around it in an hour or so. There are free guided tours on certain days. Please check their website for the same

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Temple on a recent visit to Singapore. Very neat inside with a lot of exhibits and information. Would highly recommend.

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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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