Things to do
Fret not if you are a first time visitor to the temple. There are many activities for you to take part and enjoy!
The temple is located in an HDB estate in Singapore. When the temple first started in 1962, the area was a kampong and the temple used to be an attap roof hut. Since then, the temple has been growing with the contributions by its supporters to what is it today. Striving to serve the local community, Uttamayanmuni Buddhist temple is one of the few temples in Singapore that has prominent resident monks from Kelantan, Malaysia and Thailand to spread the Dharma.
The temple's architecture is built based on the Theravada Thai tradition. Yet, you will see many influences from other cultures - There is a Chinese influence Guan Yin Shrine and Traditional Thai wall murals in the main shrine. Incorporating various cultures into a single melting pot shows how the temple embraces everyone and this has contributed to the uniqueness of Uttamayamuni Buddhist temple.
Wondering what to do while you are here? As a start, you can blend in as one of our believers by following the prayer rituals indicated at every station in the temple. Or visit the main shrine where you can enjoy the Traditional Thai murals. Each artwork has a story to tell and we hope you get inspired after reading the stories! Otherwise, you can just walk around the temple and bump into one of our friendly resident monks to get some life advice!
Admission to the temple is free! Although a donation is greatly appreciated for the upkeeping of the premises.
Wall Mural A (Main)
Wall Mural B
Wall Mural C
Wall Mural D
Wall Mural E