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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 yesterday

This temple is located in the Chinatown. However, I don't think that it's something you try to visit, so you can just stop by if you are already in Chinatown. Anyway you will visit Chinatown, so will here.

Thank Jung-Pil C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love this Temple even if is pretty turistic this place needs to be seen! It offers also a small museum at level 2 and on level 3 there is the Buddha tooth relic. Don't miss the top floor the roof with the garden is...More

Thank Beatrice A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the view temples where you can go in a take pictures while it’s happening. It’s got a centre piece for the monks and all who chant along. The sides of the temple are covered with mini buddhas. It’s a multi story building so...More

Thank Moisandor
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Can't miss the temple,right in the heart of Chinatown I did not go in but the outside had intricate designs a place you should find and visit while eating your way through Chinatown!

Thank bukagirl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the temple during our visit to Singapore. The temple is very beautiful. The atmosphere is serene. It is one of the best maintained temples and lots of detailed intricate architecture elements. The colours are absolutely mesmerising. The volunteers and staff are very helpful. The...More

Thank Omprakash M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. Interesting story behind. Was exited like a child to see it. If you are in Singapore, definitely one of the top destination!

Thank Dasha S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent about 20 minutes here, which was enough. We happened upon this place. There is some xplanation of the temple and displays inside. Not sure aperson needs to seek it out but certainly go in if you come across it

Thank ERDFirefighter
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a great experience there because you will get to see a lot of crafts inside the temple and the environment was very calming and beautiful! Please do take note that you should dress appropriately such as no low V-neck, short skirt or shorts...More

Thank yuukii2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

The BTRTM is a Chinese Buddhist temple in Singapore Chinatown. It is a multistory complex and is designed according to classical Chinese architecture. It serves both as an active temple in the Buddhist tradition, as well as a museum of Chinese history in Singapore. The...More

Thank PranaAustralia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful and large temple that is easy to visit in the middle of Chinatown. Well worth the visit, do not miss the roof garden.

Thank klasherman
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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6 September 2017|
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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.