|Opening hours:||Monday to Sunday (including public holidays)
07:00 - 19:00 hrs.
|Usual price:||FREE ADMISSION|
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'.
Having been so urged by Ven. Cakkapala, Ven. Shi Fazhao found himself being tested. To get things started, he resolved to be secluded in a one-year Dharma Lotus Blossom Retreat. Thanks to blessings from the Triple Gems, Ven. Shi Fazhao conceived during the retreat not only the name "Buddha Relic Tooth Temple (Singapore)", 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 one of the places under consideration for the building of the new Temple.
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