Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum – Housing the Buddha in Singapore

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Situated in Singapore’s Chinatown district is the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, which is a fine tribute to Buddhism. It features exhibits that showcase the country’s Buddhist religious arts and culture. In addition, a 320kg gold stupa houses the tooth relic of the Buddha, which is the temple’s most famous exhibit. The tooth relic was apparently found in a collapsed temple in Myanmar in 1980. The temple’s design has been inspired by the Tang dynasty and features elements of the Buddhist spiritual universe. The entire project came with a price tag of SGD 62 million and was completed in two years.  A soft launch was held in 2007 to coincide with the Vesak holiday that year. Since its opening, the temple and museum have served as a popular tourist destination, and the complex also features a theatre hall that hosts talks, cultural performances and movie showings. A living monument to Buddhism, this iconic cultural centre is well worth a visit.

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