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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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Impressive. All floors should be explored

There is a lot to see at the Temple as it is spread over many floors. A service was in progress on the ground floor and food gifts had been left outside. On higher floors there... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is a lot to see at the Temple as it is spread over many floors. A service was in progress on the ground floor and food gifts had been left outside. On higher floors there is a rooftop tranquil area with wishing bell, as well as the relic. A privilege to be able to observe the worshippers and visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A place to pray and meditate and appreciate chinese architecture. Make sure that you will not miss this landamark whenever you go in Chinatown. It's really a gem in Chinatown Singapore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Impressed by this temple despite i have saw already many of them in Asia. Thousands small Budhas inside all different decorate the walls and then in the center of the temple the beautiful big Budha!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place. We went like tourists so not for praying. It's very beautiful and peaceful if you like to meditate or pray. Also can buy the lucky charms from this temple.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A new temple, only 10 years old I believe, worth having a look around if you are in China town. Remember not to go through the middle door

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I really liked my visit to this temple. You can mediate in the main floor of the temple. They even let you borrow clean blankets, should you desire one to mediate. The temple itself is gorgeous! Take the steps to the roof top garden, this is where I felt more comfortable meditating, surrounded by all the plants. The main attraction... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My son and I had an enjoyable tour of this temple and its history. There is no admission but donations are accepted. Access is granted for all the floors. You definitely want to give yourself 2-3 hours to tour this temple. Good walking shoes and a camera are needed too. This is great for a family and if the weather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice place in Chinatown. Can see it all in just a few minutes. Attendant will not permit short shorts. Free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Buddha's tooth relic and many other relics here. A temple of 4 levels, a beautiful seating place to meditate also.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After a multitude of small shrines scattered across Southeast Asia, it was a great experience to once again gaze upon a giant and magnificent temple such as this one; the likes of which we had not seen since Hong Kong. We entered from the Chinatown side, and enjoyed the first room as the miniature statue and tablet museum. Upon exiting... More 

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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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