Have you been to Singapore's Chinatown? Walk around Chinatown and one temple will surely stand out among others. In the middle of the busy, crowded and noisy Chinatown is an intricately designed Buddhist temple inspired by Tang Dynasty which is called the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. The temple was founded in 2002 by Venerable Shi Fazhao which is dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha, which means ‘The Compassionate One’, and also called ‘The Future Buddha’.
Let me share the Vision / Mission and Objectives of this temple: (from the temple's official website: http://www.btrts.org.sg)
In accordance with The Great Compassionate Vows of The Maitreya Buddha, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum (BTRTM) seeks to be the best Buddhist cultural complex in the region.
|To promote and impart the Teachings of Lord Buddha|
Entry is FREE? Yes
Ladies wearing shorts or above the knee skirts will not be allowed inside the temple. Those wearing sandos and slippers will also not be allowed entry. However, shawls are available before entry to the temple for public use.
288, South Bridge Road, Singapore, Singapore +65 6220 0220