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    Tuesday, December 30, 2008

    Fo Ya Shi - Buddha Tooth Relic Temple @ Chinatown, Singapore

    You can call me 'superstitious'. Yes, I admit that I love to pray, I love to visit temples.......
    As I mentioned in one of my old posts, I go to temple whenever I stay in SG for weekend. Why? Maybe because I did not put any Buddha's statue in my room, and I feel guilty for not praying. Back home in KL, I used to pray daily. At least once before I go to work.
    Visited Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown weeks ago, while I was waiting for Chloe to do her medical checkup. I only took photos on the structure of the building. Did not take photos of any statue because I believe that considered not paying 'respect' to the Buddha. There are a lot of different statues in the temple, and they are all 'Gold coated'. The temple is air-conditioned, and joss-sticks are not allowed in the temple. You can only offer the joss-sticks before entering to the temple hall.

    "The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum is a living cultural monument in the heart of Chinatown housing what Buddhist leaders regard as the Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic in a magnificent Relic Stupa composed of 420kg of gold donated by devotees. Everyday the inner chamber will be unveiled at stipulated timings in a ceremony conducted by resident monks and the public can view the Relic Stupa."
    - Source from internet

    Here are the photos...






    11 comments:

    singaporeshortstories.blogspot.com said...

    Hi Josephine,

    I find Buddha Tooth relic temple,which is air-conditioned, sleek and tidy is really more for tourist attraction than a temple.

    However, I enjoy going to the temple as it is one of the most wonderful temples around in Singapore!

    Kellaw said...

    Leng ah if I post his/their photo(s) out and I get my house burned down and dognapped, will I get your place to stay in? I am still considering so stay tuned to my blog. I like temples too. Wanted to post bout temple but no time

    Doreen said...

    Is it newly built? The temple looks very new. If not, it is very well kept!

    WanWan said...

    its good to have belief...
    Happy New Year

    Josephine said...

    signaporeshortstories: I normally go to the one in Bugis. Then 'si ma lu' guan yin temple.

    Kellaw: Hahaha, then ar, better don post his photos

    Doreen: Ya, it is quite new, one year ++ only

    wanwan: Happy New Year!!!

    Kellaw said...

    lol. I posted and updated my new post then edited it just for you. now you say duwan?
    haih

    jezalmy said...

    The temple look so new, how many years already for this temple. Over Malaysia hardly see any temple with air-conditioned

    reanaclaire said...

    hi Josephine..thanks for coming over .. i didnt go chinatown when i was in sg early dec... i will make another trip next year .. this time must go bugis and chinatown.

    Pete said...

    Nice Temple. Happy New Year 2009. Wish you all the best!

    Calvin Soo KJ said...

    why the name buddha tooth.....as in tooth? gigi kar? dont see any there?

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