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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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“rooftop garden” (177 reviews)
“main hall” (60 reviews)
“monks chanting” (48 reviews)
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288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840, Singapore
Chinatown
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+65 6220 0220
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"rooftop garden"
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"main hall"
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"monks chanting"
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"wearing shorts"
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"chinatown area"
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"peaceful place"
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"beautiful building"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

good for foto spot , but they have some construction nearby , move to parking lot to take a good pic .

Thank Danny H
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Reviewed yesterday

You should visit this place as this is no ordinary temple. The place is peaceful and is full of energy. The incense stick is not being sold here so you can light up a stick and pray. Dress code is observed especially if you want...More

Thank Mia P
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visit this place each time I travel to Singapore & it’s always a favourite. It has a lovely peaceful feel to it & I enjoy watching the ceremonies & the chanting. Be sure you see the upper levels too, there are some cool displays...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is no ordinary temple. It comes with lot's of collection and artifacts to view. There's even a shrine where they kept the tooth of a buddha. A must do with in Singapore.

Thank Joanna L
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Temple filled with gold statues of Buddhas. Definitely not for spiritual seeking. But more of exhibiting the extravagant site of the Buddhist culture. Love the statues of Buddhas that were stationed in the walls. It doesn't give out a calm or spiritual feeling but it's...More

Thank Joey T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My first Buddist temple and was amazed at the intricate designs. The room full of chanting monks and followers was intriguing and credit to them for allowing the constant flow of tourists.

Thank M7379GBbruceb
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It s beautiful. It s quite busy but still peaceful. You need to go to the top floor to see Buddha relics. Please lower your voice. Also need to have a proper dress. If you wears short, you can still borrow a long skirt to...More

Thank 10th
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Though only built 15 years ago, the care and detail that went into this museum and temple is mind-bending. Truly worth a stop in Chinatown.

Thank jtraub2
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The temple itself is huge with different levels, each with its own focus and flavor. The museum was also very big, well organized and informative. The highlight was the tooth relic which was really fancy and the rooftop garden with the enormous prayer wheel.

Thank arthurjunior
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There are plenty of temples to visit and at this point I may be a bit templed out,worth a look, but there is better.

Thank PeterMac47
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hdvietnam3210
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Response from Lem L | Reviewed this property |
it close around 6:00pm. Better go there earlier
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arichew
6 September 2017|
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Response from MasafiOne | Reviewed this property |
Chinatown.
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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.
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