October 30, 2017

3185 SINGAPORE - Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum


Located in the Chinatown district of Singapore, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is based on the Tang dynasty architectural style and built to house the tooth relic of the historical Buddha. The ground breaking ceremony was conducted on 13 March 2005. It is claimed that the relic of Buddha from which it gains its name was found in 1980 in a collapsed stupa in Myanmar. The relic is housed in a giant stupa weighing a whopping 3500kg and made from 320kg of gold, of which 234kg were donated by devotees.

About the stamps
The first stamp is part of the series Islands of Singapore - Pulau Ubin, designed by Eric Kong, and issued on July 18, 2014:
• Jetty (2nd local) - It's on the postcard 3181
• Chek Jawa (0.65 SGD)
• Wayang Stage (0.80 SGD)
• Quarry (1.10 SGD)

The second stamp is part of the series National Day - Areas of Historical Significance, Tiong Bahru & Balestier, designed by Eric Kong, and issued on August 2, 2012.
• Tiong Bahru / present (2nd local)
• Tiong Bahru / past (0.80 SGD)
• Balestier / present (0.50 SGD) - It's on the postcard 3181
• Balestier / past (1.10 SGD)

References
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum - Wikipedia
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum - Official website

Sender 3181: Pumipat
Sent from Singapore, on 17.10.2017

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