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Chinatown Heritage Centre

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The colourful past of Chinatown comes alive within the walls of these three beautifully-restored shophouses on Pagoda Street, comfortably nestled in the midst of Singapore's bustling Chinatown district. Every nook and cranny in the Chinatown...more
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48 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059207, Singapore
+65 6224 3928
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Reviewed yesterday

It would be good to have some high quality souvenirs and information about the Samsui women who played such an important role in the building of Singapore.

Thank Rosej8
Reviewed yesterday

My wife & I have visited this museum three times & have always found it fascinating. The very hard life that people endured through very hard times. Wonderfull experience. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. I also has great street food dining options...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. We had the audio guide which was very informative and took us about 2 hours to get around. We also saw the English speaking tour and the guy doing it sounded very entertaining so perhaps this is better than listening...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Recently visited Chinatown and the Heritage Centre. I am so pleased we did as this gave us an insight into how the Chinese immigrants lived when they came to Singapore for, hopefully a better life! It was so interesting to see how people lived in...More

Thank 742mars
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have been there with my family, located in Chinatown area, walk from MRT for about 8-10 mins. Start from the 3nd floor(top)by lift, then you will feel like you are like a migrant to a new land. So many to see and to feel, I...More

Thank janet c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very well presented museum, with a very well presented audio guide. It's an important part of Singapore's history, and this museum highlight's it.

Thank hrtraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came 15 years ago, and the place has expanded since. The newer parts give more depth to the stories, and the original buildings give a real feel for how tough life was for the immigrants

Thank woodydog666
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is focussed on the history of Chinatown. There is information on the general history of Chinatown - but the real attraction is the restoration or reconstruction of a Chinatown building as it was in the 1950’s. The building includes a tailor shop, his...More

Thank Iain2-Scotland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was well laid out and detailed. I learned lots and would recommend it to everyone. It is about the first Chinese to come to Singapore and how difficult their lives were in the beginning.

Thank Lois B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge variety of low priced goods from clothing, bags, souveniors and Singapore branded chocolate. A large variety of food outlets as well.

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Chinatown is a classic combination of colourful
sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling
sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its
blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an
Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit
almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony
continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to
the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill.
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lim s
22 June 2018|
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Response from concettaholmes | Reviewed this property |
We were there for about 2 hours, as we did the tour with the guide who was dressed in the traditional costume of days gone by. It was extremely interesting and well worth the visit.
4 February 2018|
Response from Highadventurer | Reviewed this property |
article i was refering to written by a spanish reviewer re ‘Overcrowded...’wrongly placed!
Vanessa B
9 August 2017|
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Response from Mike T | Reviewed this property |
I know it's already answered, I just wanted to say it's well worth the money, fascinating museum.