Travel To Singapore – Nice Buddhist Temple at the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown

Jan 16 10:05 2012 Alec Chan Print This Article

There are many great Chinese temples all around Singapore to visit. They all have very elaborate architecture and they provide a glimpse into how old Chinese traditions are still very relevant in modern Singapore. One of the newest and most interesting temples is one that is located ...

There are many great Chinese temples all around Singapore to visit. They all have very elaborate architecture and they provide a glimpse into how old Chinese traditions are still very relevant in modern Singapore. One of the newest and most interesting temples is one that is located right in the middle of Singapore’s Chinatown.

In between the Maxwell Food Centre and the Chinatown Complex in Singapore’s Chinatown is a magnificent Buddhist temple called the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. It took a few years to build this temple and it was completed in the year 2007 at a cost of about S$62 million Singapore dollars,Guest Posting from which most were through donations given from fund raising charity events.

The first floor of this temple is where the main shrines to Buddha and to the bodhisattva, Guanyin (sometimes also referred to as the goddess of mercy) are located. There is also a museum explaining the history of Buddism, an alter that contains the tooth relic of Buddha, and a garden on the upper floors.

In the basement of the building, it houses the cafeteria that serves up some fresh vegetarian meals. This is where many visitors to the temple will come to during lunch time.

One thing to take note of when visiting this temple is that proper attire must be worn. Visitors must ensure they wear clothing that covers their shoulders and that any hats worn must be taken off when entering the temple. Alternatively they also have robes available free of charge in which you can wear to cover your shoulders. Just approach the staff at the temple and they will provide you with a robe to wear.

The address of the Buddha Tooth Relic temple is on 288 South Bridge Road, and it is open throughout the week from Monday to Sunday at 7 o’clock in the morning until 7 o’clock in the evening. It is conveniently located near the Outram Park MRT subway station and the Chinatown MRT subway station.

It is quite an interesting place to visit as you get to see some beautiful architecture and to learn more about Buddhist culture. The best part of it all is that the admission is free. Therefore if you are around Singapore’s Chinatown, it is highly recommended to put this place on your travel itinerary. It should take about 1 hour or so to see everything in the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.

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