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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840, Singapore
65 6220 0220
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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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288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840, Singapore
65 6220 0220
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I didn't know much about the temple before I arrived. I must admit I don't know much more now, but I don't care the experience was lovely. The ground floor is a visual delight full of golds and reds and jam packed with icons. There...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I quite like temples, my husband is not so keen. However, as this particular Buddhist temple was only a short walk from where we were staying in Chinatown, and it's rated #13 on TripAdvisor for things to see and do, I thought it was worth...More

Thank Bron R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Go before 5 pm.after close. It is very memorable and beautiful temple. I loved it. Women must cover shoulders. At the top flor there is a cyclical wish thing.

Thank Greco S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Situated near china town and very close to train stations. The temple is artistic and beautiful. Quiet a historic place and worth visiting the roof TOP garden as well.

Thank Sneha A
Reviewed 5 days ago

We love visiting the religious place around the world. Buddhism has been fascinating me, maybe because of my Chinese roots. Explore this place and get surprised with each corner.

Thank christiangertsen
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very ornate and quite recent temple. Well worth a visit. Very busy but some how seems to manage crowds well.

Thank SineadTraveller
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the newest Buddhist temples in Singapore, this lavish building is one of the best dressed. Various ceremonies are lined up in accordance to customary practices. Back corner of the ground floor has a line up of different deities, accompanied by explanation for the...More

Thank Louise P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a working temple and one is impressed by the focus of the devotees. The temple is aesthetically beautiful and the museum is very informative. A very interesting, informative and enjoyable visit - free entry was a bonus.

Thank Robyn O
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an amazing temple, took a while to find but got there in the end. Do not miss going to it, it has a strange, tranquil ambience to it - Undescribable

Thank Neve05
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on here as part of our Chinatown walking tour and had time to look around the lower floor and made the effort to go back ourselves afterwards to visit the upper levels including the museum. One of the most impressive temples that I...More

Thank Adrian T
Chinatown is a classic combination of colourful
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.
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Georgia A
18 July 2017|
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Response from Cipy S | Reviewed this property |
Hey! No shorts accepted and you should have covered shoulders.
18 February 2017|
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Response from Bradley G | Reviewed this property |
Not that I'm aware of. This temple is more of a museum & place of worship.
Jaqz E
13 December 2016|
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Response from BTRTM | Property representative |
Dear Jaqz E, Thank you for your interest in visiting the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum. Admission to the temple is free. Look forward to your visit.