Mon to Sun: 7.00 am to 7.00 pm, including Public Holidays.
MRT alight at either Chinatown, Outram Park or Tanjong Pagar and take a walk to the Temple.
Buses to Maxwell Road Food Centre: 80, 145 and 645.
Buses to Sri Mariamman Temple: 61, 166 and 197.
Buses to New Bridge Centre: 1, 12, 33, 54, 63, 124, 143, 147, CT8, CT18, CT28, 851, 190, 961 and 970.
Parking available at B2 & B3.
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
288, South Bridge Road.
Tel: 6220 0220
Fax: 6220 1261
Located in Chinatown, Singapore, you will find a Tang Dynasty style building integrated with the art and culture of Buddhism in the same period as well as modern conveniences. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum is a Chinese cultural complex which holds the Sacred Buddha Tooth in a magnificent Relic Stupa composed of gold donated by devotees, Relics, as well as many rare Buddhist artefacts on exhibition in its Museum.
In 2002, Ven. Cakkapala decided to hand over the Buddha Tooth Relic (which he had reverently enshrined for 22 years) to Ven. Shi Fazhao to be safeguarded. He exhorted the new guardian that, should the opportunity arise, he is to build a monastery for the relic, so that Buddhists from every where may gather in Singapore to pay reverence to it. These people, it was hoped, may in this way connect with the Buddha and hence increase in blessings and wisdom.
Having been so urged by Ven. Cakkapala, Ven. Shi Fazhao resolved to be secluded in a one-year Dharma Lotus Blossom Retreat and conceived during the retreat not only the name "Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum", but also an architectural style based on the Buddhist mandala and integrated with the art culture of Buddhism in the Tang dynasty. Naturally, the classical ethos of the building has to be matched with a site with a long history. Loaded with significance for early Chinese immigrants, and also being the locus of the roots of Chinese culture here, Chinatown became the choice for the building of the new Temple
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple was founded in 2002 by Venerable Shi Fa Zhao. It was registered by the Registrar of Societies in February 2003. This Temple will be dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha, which means 'The Compassionate One', and also called 'The Future Buddha'.
Construction of the temple commenced in 2004 and was completed in early 2007.
There is no tour here. However, when you are there please abide the following rules when entering the Temple: 1. Wear appropriate attire to show respect; no bare backs, off-shoulders, shorts, mini-skirts, etc. 2. Strictly no non-vegetarian food and pets inside the Temple.