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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

Gold color is all over the temple. The temple is very tall as are the statutes in the front. Inside has many different gods. They have service here so need to be respectful. Don't miss the museum on the 3rd floor.

Thank elizabethhawaii
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to this temple whilst a ceremony was taking place. We were invited inside and made to feel as if we belonged. Able to walk through temple and look around. Well worth visiting for whole family

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful temples I have been to in my life (especially when you go up to the 5th floor and explore the orchid garden). Very informative, very moving experience especially if you go while they are performing a ceremony. Just...More

Thank TLG5020
Reviewed 4 days ago

This stunning building is a must see. Absolutely beautiful and free of cost ... of course it is nice to leave a small donation if you can. Inside is all red and gold with hundreds of Buddhas. A very serene atmosphere

Thank Pieter M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Pretty temple near china town. Walking distance only. You'll get good pictures either day time or night.

Thank krystal l
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The BTRTM was built for the veneration of the relic, as well as to promote Buddhist culture and education. For people who like to meditate, level 4 provides an area where one can spend hours undisturbed meditating in the peaceful chanting of the scriptures. Unfortunately,...More

Thank Henry C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When we stopped here during our walk through Chinatown I was quite impressed. They had a service going on, with perhaps 100 Buddhists doing a chant. I had never seen such a thing before. I was also surprised at the different number of icons that...More

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very magic place. Nice architecture. If you are lucky you can meet monks praying and singing. Great experience. If you want to meet real chineese culture go to eat something in front of the temple 2nd floor in the market. There is a great food...More

Thank Piotr H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was visiting this temple by chance while the monks were singing and praying in the prayer room on at the ground floor. Witnessing this gave me goose bumps... Unforgettable!! The temple also holds a museum on two stories, a meditation hall that is open...More

Thank Brigitte K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are four floors, and all are worth a visit. Loved the Artifacts on the Museum floor. Can take a little time and meditate for a few minutes in the hall on the fourth floor. They have a guided tour in English on Saturdays. Around...More

1  Thank Ranjana2727
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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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
ia there any accomodation facility in any temples in singapore
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
how much is the entrance fee for this museum?
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.
Vipin R
Hi ... a quick Q, Do you know whether this temple is lit up at night?
19 January 2016|
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Response from MarcellovdHurk | Reviewed this property |
Yes, check internet type: Buddha Tooth Relic Temple at night and you will see a lot of beautiful pictures. Enjoy.