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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 today

Lovely artefacts and wonderful artwork. Pleasant place to visit but, in truth, not that much to see so doesn't take long to get around - particularly if it's not your real interest.

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Located at chinatown, good to go if you are nearby. situated right in the center of chinatown, good for photos too.

Thank Jia Jun T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you have never visited a Buddhist temple this is an interesting one to begin at. It is welcome to the public and there are at least five different floors to explore on the ground level and above and there are some underground floors as...More

Thank J_travelB
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were there on preparation for Lunar New Year. The place was decorated beautifully. It is very good place to take picture. However there was a construction across the road which make this place so crowded and dusty. Entering this temple is not prohibited, a...More

Thank GunBali
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning temple, and not your typical temple with one or few statues, these walls are covered in them, and the details are incredible. Can get super crowded, would recommend going early to avoid the crowds.

Thank zecuritas
Reviewed 4 days ago

This temple is stunning. There are thousands of Buddhas and dragons built into the walls, it was breathtaking. You must cover your shoulders to enter, so prepare accordingly.

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

While you are in Chinatown please visit this big yet beautiful temple which is located within walking distance from Chinatown MRT Station and Chinatown Heritage Center. As I too often visit any kind of temples all around places I have visited, this time I escorted...More

Thank Aang174
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting architecture for some great photos. Doesn’t take much time to go through. Allow maybe 20 minutes.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

A Buddhist temple in Singapore’s Chinatown area. It’s well-signposted, and it’s pretty obvious when you get there. There are a number of floors if you want to explore. Free admission to lower area, and welcomes visitors as long as they behave respectfully. Worth seeking out

Thank DadaGee
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I like the thought of Buddhism & really wanted to pay a visit! Out of respect cover up, they gave sarongs & scarves available for you to use & only take pictures in suitable places! The temple is beautiful, so many buddhas & details of...More

Thank Beverley H
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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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.