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“Colourful and crowded” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
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$35.89*
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Uncover the Gems of Chinatown Singapore
Ranked #13 of 796 things to do in Singapore
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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 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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“Colourful and crowded”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

We went there on a holiday. The huge Buddha statue was overwhelming. The monks were sitting together in rows and chanting. It was a good experience to listen to the chants.
There are a lot of small Buddha statues embedded on the walls of the temple. They look spectacular in the bright lights. There is a museum and roof garden on the floors above. The famous Buddha tooth is also displayed in one of the floors. The statues of monks and saints are also very well displayed.

Visited August 2013
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“In the heart of Chinatown”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Easy to miss but we were lucky on this our second visit to hear and see a ceremony with chanting monks
Photography allowed inside enough said
At the side of the Temple is an entrance to go downstairs where you can eat inexpensive vegetarian food

Visited September 2013
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“Worth a look”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Like many temples in tourist areas, you will not find this a peaceful place. A bit of hustle and bustle going on inside with people shuffling through for a look. Interesting to see though!

Visited September 2013
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“Worthy of a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

New temple, very welcoming, great architecture.
The 100 Buddha statues are impressive, photos are welcomed but not of people praying or meditating which is only polite.

Visited September 2013
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“Fulfilling experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

I'm Singaporean and this is my first time that I have visited the temple. Lots of Buddha and buddha relics. A peaceful place.

Visited September 2013
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