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'. (A)WEEKLY FREE GUIDED TOUR: BTRTM is pleased to offer a 1 1/2 - 2 hrs long guided tour of the Temple every Saturdays at 2pm. The tour will be conducted free-of-charge in English by the temple's Volunteers guides. Limited slots are available per weekly session. Confirmed registration is based on first-come-first-serve basis. (B)DISCOVERING BUDDHISM: Shakyanmuni Buddha had gained insight into the truth, perfected the qualities of wisdom and compassion over 2560 years ago. His teachings develops clarity in minds, enables abilities to end suffering and finds lasting happiness. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is carrying on the mission in offering "Discovering Buddhism' programme. 'Discovering Buddhism' is a specially designed programme for participants to gain experiential taste of Chinese Mahayana Buddhist etiquette, Basic Buddhist teachings and Basic Meditation within a day. This English taught programme is suitable for both tourists who wish to learn more about Buddhism and experienced learners who needs a refresher. Participants will benefit from the interactive and engaging teaching led by Venerable Wu Xiang and Venerable Ru Zhi who have more than a decade experience teaching Buddhism and Meditation in different cultural settings! [Chinese Mahayana Buddhist Etiquette] Buddhist etiquette is an important part of every Buddhist life. It expresses religious sentiments to the Buddha, the Teacher (Monk or Nun) and promotes gracefulness in social interactions. This is also a mean of training in mindfulness in every action one is taking. [Basic Buddhist teachings] Buddhism has been transmitted over the past centuries because of its ...See more..
4.0Sultan Mosque(1.069 reviews) - An Absolute Treasure! Saturday: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites
A century later in 1928, Denis Santry, an architect of Swan and McLaren, employed the Islamic-Saracenic style that combines ideas from Indian and Islamic traditions, designing a Mosque that incorporated the use of minarets and balusters.See more..
4.0Sri Mariamman Temple(1.032 reviews) - Entry by donation Saturday: 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM Spent < 1 hour Religious Sites
Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple is also one of the most popular thanks to its proximity to Chinatown and its colorful exterior. Admission is free, though a donation is requested of those taking photographs. An annual fire-walking ceremony is held here every October or November.See more..
4.0Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple(552 reviews) - Beautiful temple in the center of Singapore Saturday: 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Religious Sites
Built in 1855 by Tamil labourers, the temple has a South Indian architectural style. The gopuram or tower, a common element in South Indian temple architecture, was built at a height so that it can be seen from a distance.See more..
It was located in Waterloo street which was very near the MRT station so it was very easy to get there. I was there a day before Chinese new year so there were many people praying there. Outside, they sold things for Chinese new year, flowers and many things to bring inside to worship. It made the whole street look very colorful and lively. The temple was beautiful although it was simple. There were also many people there offer tours and I had no idea why.See more..
4.0Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple(149 reviews) - The most colorful and vibrant Hindu temple in Singapore Saturday: 5:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Religious Sites
One of the great things about Singapore is its rich and diverse religious community. This is one of 3 Hindu temples we visited. As a Christian, I confess I don't know much about the Hindu faith, but I do think as a religious person it is easy to appreciate the beauty of the temple and understand some of the culture in the art. With that said, this temple had the tallest entrance of statues of any we saw. It also was the most richly painted and its deep blue entrance with red and white stripped walls distinguished it. The inside was very similar to the Hindu temple in Chinatown, including layout and open design. The colors here were so vibrant and the juxtaposition of the temple with surrounding towers was amazing. I can not say I understood most of what I saw but I can say I was impressed by the art and the vibrancy of the colors.See more..
I stayed in Burgis and the temple was located very near my hostel so I set a plan to visit it. I've heard that it was one of the most beautiful Hindu temples in Singapore and the information was so right. Although it was an old temple, it looked so colorful and so new. Outside it was very beautiful because of its unique design. It was like a hidden gem hiding in Waterloo street. It was the only Hindu temple where I could get in, pray and take a look closer inside. The temple was totally quiet and peacefulSee more..
3.5Jamae Mosque(99 reviews) - Mosque with pagoda style towers Religious Sites
If you’re looking for something a little different, this is the mosque to visit. The site's architectural style is eclectic, and the intricately designed palace façade features tiny doors and cross-shaped windows.See more..
The Leong San See Temple known as the Dragon Mountain Temple, is only a few minutes’ walk, from the Farrer Park MRT. And is one of several to visit within Little India. This small and modest Buddhist temple, is dedicated to the goddess of mercy and compassion, Guanyin. She is one of the most frequently seen deities on altars in many Chinese temples. Heavily and more so, worshipped by women, this goddess consoles a variety of worshipers from the troubled, sick, seafarers, farmers, the unfortunate and even travellers. On the roof ridge are decorations with animated dragons, human figures and flowers.See more..
Maha Sasana Ramsi Temple houses the largest pure white marble statue of Buddha outside of Burma. Be wowed by its beauty and size! Devotees in colorful traditional dresses flock here every Sunday morning, bearing flowers and offerings. To the local Burmese population, this temple is not just a place of worship but also for social gatherings. The main prayer hall is located at the ground floor, but you can walk upstairs to the second and third floor for some quiet meditation. Remember to show respect and take off your shoes before entering.See more..
Perhaps the most unusual feature you’ll notice here is a distinctive minaret designed by an unidentified European architect. The tower leans about six degrees off centre – making this one of the most unique sights in Singapore.See more..
3.5Nagore Durgha Shrine(36 reviews) - Interesting history of Singapore's Indian Muslim community Religious Sites
This is a small but interesting museum devoted to aspects of Singapore's Indian muslim community. Located on the corner of Boon Tat and Telok Ayer streets it's easily accessible and worth visiting as you explore the area. There is no fee to enter. The building itself also makes for some pretty photo opportunities if you're lucky with the weather.See more..
3.5Al-Abrar Mosque(26 reviews) - Place to pray if you are around the area Religious Sites
This is one of the oldest mosques in Singapore. If you are in Telok Ayer area, this is the nearest mosque around. It is a Chulia mosque so the Friday sermon is mostly done in Tamil. The building is small though. You need to arrive at least 30 minutes before the prayer time on Friday if you want to get a spot inside the mosque.See more..
Wak Hai Cheng Bio Temple is definitely a place worth visiting, then again visitors should not expect to see a huge temple. Currently the temple is under some renovation work, and I do hope that after that it will not lose its original "touch", as we know many historical places are already "deconstructed" by the reconstruction or renovation works. If one wishes to know more about the Gods and Goddesses worshiped by the early immigrants and continued to be prayed to by the locals, visit this temple!See more..