Thursday, July 5, 2012

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum, Singapore

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:

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

To develop a new Chinese Buddhist cultural complex to venerate the Sacred Buddha Tooth and Relics;
bullet To promote and showcase Buddhist, Chinese, Chinatown and Singapore culture;
bullet To provide Buddhist Education and Research;
bullet To support other Voluntary Welfare Organisations; and
bullet To provide welfare services to the sick, poor and needy, regardless of race or religion.

 Let me shares some photos of this amazing temple:

This is a great destination for us who are unfamiliar with Buddhism, guided tours are available on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.  So once you are in Chinatown, don't miss this place, it is definitely worth a visit.

Entry is FREE?  Yes

Required Attire:
  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.

Temple Address:
288, South Bridge Road, Singapore, Singapore +65 6220 0220

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  1. Vivi,

    Thanks for the beautiful pictures again!!!!

  2. nice place to visit... i really appreciate your travel pics! thanks for sharing!

  3. I always go to Chinatown when I am in Singapore and I have already passed by this temple but never entered the temple. Thanks to you I now know what's inside the temple.

  4. Your photos of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum reminds me of the 10,000 Buddha in Hong Kong!

  5. When I was in Japan I pray and give respect visiting their Temple and honestly I love it... :D