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 was built in 2007 and according to wikipedia, it costed S$62 million dollars to build.     

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

Incense bowl on the outside of the temple, facing the Chinatown Complex.

Candle offerings.

Peaceful looking Guanyin shrine.

Side walls of the main hall containing numerous Buddhas.

Main hall on the first floor.

The classical Chinese styled roof of the temple shown from the main entrance.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple viewed from the Maxwell Food Centre.

In the basement houses the cafeteria that serves up some fresh vegetarian meals.  The entire temple itself is a great place to explore, and learn more about Buddhism.  In addition it is absolutely free to visit!

Visitor Information to Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

Opening Hours: Mon to Sun 7:00am – 7:00pm

Address: 288, South Bridge Road. Singapore 058840
Nearest MRT station:  Outram park MRT or Chinatown MRT

Free Admission


Visited any unique temples or muesuems?  Please share your experiences in the comments below!  Cheers!

Alec Chan

Alec Chan is an intrepid traveler, travel writer, author, speaker, serial entrepreneur and self professed Asia travel ambassador. Traveling all around Asia since 2003, and still traveling, Alec is an accomplished and passionate traveler seeking to bridge the cultural gaps in Asia. Through his unique perspective as a Canadian born Chinese, Alec shares his special insights on Asia to help others around the world to have a better understanding on Asian culture so that they can have a more meaningful, fun, and stress free trip to Asia. Alec has written numerous travel guides on several destinations in Asia and is the editor in chief of

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One Response to Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore’s Chinatown

  1. Siangkiat says:

    Hi Alec
    Great sharing.
    I had visited Buddha Tooth Relic Temple when it just open few years back.
    The environment is so clam and peaceful.

    Thanks for sharing,

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