Thai Amulets from Thailand to Singapore

Map of Singapore, the country.

We have been fortunate to enjoy a lot of traffic to our amulet sites from three big places in the world:

  • Singapore
  • USA
  • Malaysia

In that order, is where we get the top 3 most visitors from to look at our Buddhist amulets. It is hard to believe in one aspect, that Singapore can bring so much traffic to our site, but, Singapore has about 5 million residents and 33+ percent of them are Buddhist. So, makes more sense, right?

We have sold a lot of amulets to buyers in Singapore, but we really could do many more sales if we had someone in Singapore that was an agent of our business.

We need help!

If you are located in SG and you either have a jewelry business now, or you want to start one, I think the opportunity is definitely there. For some reason, Singaporeans are very distrustful of transactions taking place online. I have heard from many people in SG that they get scammed often. I wonder how is it that they are getting scammed more often than people in the USA, UK, AUS, Canada, and other places? We get many more orders for our Buddhist items from these countries than we do from Singapore.

Anyway, it would be GREAT to find someone we can trust in Singapore to help us sell the amulets. Ideally, you could buy a couple hundred amulets for a good price, and then sell them yourself, re-ordering with us as necessary. It wouldn’t take much out of our business because we only get a few orders per month from SG. With all this traffic we are getting from there, we should have about 20 orders per month from your country.

What that means is, there is a need for someone to offer high quality Jatukam, Sothorn Buddha, Jinnarat Buddha, Ganesh, Kwan Yin, and other deities and monk amulets to people in Singapore -right there on-site so people know they are not going to get scammed.

IS THERE ANYONE IN SINGAPORE THAT WANTS TO DO THIS WITH US?

If not, we’re going to have to go there and setup a shop on our own. That will be frustrating and take some time and money. I think it will be successful without a doubt though.

If you want to start this business in Singapore – we can help. Contact us. Please don’t contact us if you don’t want to spend money for inventory – we can’t bankroll you, that would be idiocy on our part.

We have about 2,500 authentic amulets direct from Buddhist temples here in our area, and at some of the best Buddhist temples in Thailand. We can give you the best for a pittance over cost, and you can have a good business. If you are interested in more information we have for our Singapore amulet buyers – click here.

Or, just have a look at our main Thailand Amulet Shop here >

Click one of the below Buddhist figures to learn more and find amulets:

The Buddha – Happy Buddha – Jinaraj Buddha – Somdej Buddha

Kwan Yin – Ganesh – Nong Kwak – Luang Phor Tuad 

Jatukam Ramathep –  Thai Black Magic – Buddha Relics

Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan Buddhist Temple, Nakhon Si Thammarat

Chedi at Wat Phra Mahathat Buddhist Temple in Nakhon si ThammaratMany people see the name of this temple on our site and don’t know anything about it. Here is some information you might find helpful as you think about which amulets to buy.

Jatukam Ramathep amulets originated in this temple twenty-seven years ago. Most of the Jatukams we sell from Wat Mathathat were made in the Buddhist year 2550. This year we are coming up on 2557.

Jatukham Rammathep style amulets were incredibly popular in 2550. There were a number of stories that came out in the local Thailand media about people wearing Jatukam Ramathep amulets who were robbed at gun and knife-point, but who had extraordinary good luck as the bullets would not fire from the gun pointed at them, or the knife blade would not pierce their skin.

Thais attributed this protection to the powers of the Jatukam amulets and a mad dash to purchase Jatukams fueled the nation for a few years. There were many robberies by criminals looking to possess other people’s Jatukam amulets. Many deaths and injuries occurred during these robberies. So much so, that the supreme Buddhist patriarch (monk) in Thailand removed himself from the process and refused to provide sacred materials for the amulets any longer.

For some people this dropped the bottom out of the amulet craze, and for others, they just refocused on the original amulets only made in the city they originated, Nakhon Si Thammarat, in southern Thailand next to Surat Thani.

In 1987 the first Jatukam Ramathep amulets were developed and named for the two princes of the Srivijaya kingdom of southern Thailand (which also once included Malaysia). There are stories about the name being from the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, popular among Mahayana Buddhists of Malaysia and southern Thailand. The man starting these amulets was not a monk, but a highly revered police chief in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Khun Pan, or, Khun Phantarak Rajjadej. He believed that the Jatukam amulet he wore helped him solve a murder case.

Khun Pan died in the Buddhist year 2550. After he passed away on September 5, the Jatukam Ramathep amulets grew in popularity because of some stories I mentioned about people protected from harm that were wearing the amulets.

Wat Mahathat produced a number of special edition amulets, and some solid silver Khun Pan amulets (which we sell at ThaiAmuletSales.com) under the Jatukam Amulets section.

The Jatukam production didn’t stop there. Soon temples across the entire nation were consumed with producing as many different types of Jatukam amulets as possible. Simple clay amulets were selling for 3,000 to 5,000 Thai Baht. This is around $100 to $170 USD.

Many amulets were selling for 30,000 to 100,000 Thai Baht for special editions. For Thais to spend $1,000 to $3,000 USD on amulets is really something, but many Thais did so, even taking loans out to afford such amazing amulets. Estimates put sales of Jatukam Ramathep in 2007 at over $650 million dollars US.

The desire for these amulets went unchecked. In April of 2550 a woman was killed in a stampede to make reservations for a new batch of special Jatukam amulets being manufactured by the monks at the Wat Mahathat temple in Nakhon. As a result, Thailand’s supreme patriarch, Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, (secular – Charoen Khotchawat) stopped helping to create the powerful amulets.

Nakhon Si Thammarat's famous Wat Phra Mahathat temple - home of Jatukam Ramathep amulets.
Nakhon Si Thammarat’s famous Wat Phra Mahathat temple – home of Jatukam Ramathep amulets.

Here is a Jatukam Ramathep amulet:

A solid copper Jatukam Ramathep amulet original from Wat Phra Mahathat in Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand.
A solid copper Jatukam Ramathep amulet original from Wat Phra Mahathat in Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand.

Reverse:

Reverse side of Jatukam Ramathep amulet above.
Reverse side of Jatukam Ramathep amulet above.

Here is our page for Jatukam Amulet sales >

Click one of the below Buddhist figures to learn more and find amulets:

The Buddha – Happy Buddha – Jinaraj Buddha – Somdej Buddha

Kwan Yin – Ganesh – Nong Kwak – Luang Phor Tuad 

Jatukam Ramathep –  Thai Black Magic – Buddha Relics

Wat Suan Mokkh – Garden of Liberation

This is one of our favorite Buddhist temples in Thailand. They have no amulets for sale, but they do have some amazing forest environment to walk through. Buddhadasa Bhikku founded this temple and has since passed on. He was one of our favorite monks. He rebelled against the mainstream Bangkok based Buddhism and went about interpreting the Pali Cannon directly – without assistance. He was a pioneer in the “forest monestary” concept of practice and he is widely revered by Buddhists across the world.

Here are some photos from the Wat Suan Mokkh Temple:

 

Skeletons hang over one of the study areas to remind us that life is always changing, death is near.
Skeletons hang over one of the study areas to remind us that life is always changing, death is near.
Long dirt path at Suan Mokkh, there are many of these and they are ideal for walking meditation practice.
Long dirt path at Suan Mokkh, there are many of these and they are ideal for walking meditation practice.
Monks returning to kutis after morning meal.
Monks returning to kutis after morning meal.
Monk robes hanging to dry in the morning sun.
Monk robes hanging to dry in the morning sun.
Bell made of old bomb shell and the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming in the background.
Bell made of old bomb shell and the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming in the background.
Siddhartha Buddha.
Siddhartha Buddha.
A home for monks staying at Wat Suan Mokkh.
A home for monks staying at Wat Suan Mokkh.

Click one of the below Buddhist figures to learn more and find amulets:

The Buddha – Happy Buddha – Jinaraj Buddha – Somdej Buddha

Kwan Yin – Ganesh – Nong Kwak – Luang Phor Tuad 

Jatukam Ramathep –  Thai Black Magic – Buddha Relics

Buddhist Temples Photos

Here are some photos of Buddhist temples taken in Thailand. Keep in mind that the “temple” is the entire area where the Buddhist monks, nuns, and laypeople live – and there are many buildings and other things at the temples. These photos are of main temples (bots) as well as other Buddhist temple buildings and things.

NOTE – we’ll be returning to Isaan and some of the temples of Ubon and Sisaket this year. Really excited to see them again and get some good photos. My husband will stay at Wat Nong Pah Pong if possible for a few nights. These temples do not sell amulets, unfortunately, it appears that the forest wats do not sell them.

Top of a mountain at Wat Tum Sua Temple, southern Thailand
Top of Wat Tum Sua Temple – Chedi and Buddha Statue
Small Buddha Shrine at Top of Mountain
View of Top of Mountain Shrine – Wat Tum Sua, Krabi, Thailand
Gold Chedi – Wat Nong Pah Pong Buddhist Temple in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
Doorway at Wat Nong Pah Pong Buddhist Temple in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
Buddhist Relics at Wat Nong Pah Pong Buddhist Temple in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
Ajarn Chah from Wat Nong Pah Pong Buddhist Temple in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
Inside Visitor Center at Wat Nong Pah Pong Buddhist Temple in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
Wall Inside Visitor Center at Wat Nong Pah Pong Buddhist Temple in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
Lobby Area at Wat Nong Pah Pong Buddhist Temple in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

Click one of the below Buddhist figures to learn more and find amulets:

The Buddha – Happy Buddha – Jinaraj Buddha – Somdej Buddha

Kwan Yin – Ganesh – Nong Kwak – Luang Phor Tuad 

Jatukam Ramathep –  Thai Black Magic – Buddha Relics