BUDDHA TOOTH RELIC TEMPLE AND MUSEUM
288, South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840 DirectionsSince 2002
Meetings, Chanting, Opening and Closing Mountain Gate, Dharma, Basic Meditation, Buddism Programmes, Evening Blessing and Closing Ceremony, Drum, Surangama Sutra and Youth Group Practice, Bell and Board Rituals, Festivals, Events & Birthday Blessings
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is devoted to the Maitreya Buddha, which means ‘The Compassionate One’, and also called ‘The Future Buddha’. The temple is based on the Tang dynasty architectural style and constructed to house the tooth relic of the historical Buddha. It is a temple with a Buddhist history museum, meditation place and rooftop garden. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple serves simple vegetarian fare in the basement of the temple. The temple has a peaceful, full of beautiful and inspiring relics. It offers a free guided tour and admission.
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THIAN HOCK KENG
158 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068613 DirectionsSince 1840
Birthday of Jade Emperor, Confucius Values, Courtyard Dance, Fortune Rice Bucket, Getai, Mazu Excursion for Peace, Music In The Courtyard, Nanyin, Qing Ming Festival, Rice Turtle, Tai Sui, Temple Fair, Traditional Hokkien String Puppet Show, Prayer & Meditation
Thian Hock Keng is one of the oldest and most prestigious Hokkien temples in Singapore. It has won 4 architectural awards. The temple was created in traditional southern Fujian architectural style. Thian Hock Keng is managed by Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan, and it was gazetted as a national monument in 1973. The complete structure was assembled without nails and it is an architectural masterpiece of stone, dragons and phoenixes, tiles and wood, amazing carvings, imposing columns and intricate sculptures.
UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage 2001 Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation Building - Architectural Heritage Award in 2001 - 6th SIA Architectural Design Award in 2001 - SIA-ICI Dulux Colour Awards (silver) in 2001
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POO THOR JEE
7 Yan Kit Road, Singapore 088262 DirectionsSince 1911
Worship, Meetings, Puja, Functions, Festival, Religious Activities, Prayers & Special Events
The Poh Toh Si Temple is a beautiful temple and a great place to worship. Poo Thor Jee (pu tuo si) was established in 1911 by Venerable Zhuan Dao at Narcis Street, Tanjong Pagar. The temple was rebuilt in 1968 at the current site, and the opening function was graced by the then prime minister and member of parliament for Tanjong Pagar Mr Lee Kuan Yew. Zhuan Dao Buddhist Library and Arts Culture Centre were opened in 1995 as an extension to the temple, in memory of their founder. The main deity of the temple is Cundhi Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy/Compassion) and other deities are Dhrita-rastra, Vidradhaka, Virapaksa, Vaisravana, Maitreya, Eighteen Luo Han, K?itigarbha and Tua Li Ya Pek.