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Chinatown Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 09:00 - 20:00
Open today: 09:00 - 20:00
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Impressive, very interesting.

If somebody would like to understand Singapore with all its diversity, he or she must necessarily... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
History and Heritage

For many young ones, a great place to visit and discover one's Chinese Heritage and history from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 5 days ago

If somebody would like to understand Singapore with all its diversity, he or she must necessarily visit the China Heritage Centre. Unlike in other museums the explanation is more important than the artefacts. You can almost see the poor people who came to Singapore a...More

Thank 4zenonk
Reviewed 1 week ago

For many young ones, a great place to visit and discover one's Chinese Heritage and history from informative personnel. A good place to glean information about Singapore post-WW2 and the struggles of the locals during the Colonial times. Interactive displays helped bring the information back...More

Thank Benny053
Reviewed 1 week ago

small but cozy with a street market and a lot of small shops with Chinese products. You can get souvenirs and eat some good cheap food.

Thank Malika P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Chinatown Heritage Centre with our younger generation. I was amazed that so much history was told from just an old 3 storey building. Having a tour guide helps to make the trip more informative and queries answered. Would definitely recommends this place to...More

Thank GohKL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s worth a visit. This gives you so much inside in Singapore’s history. The audio tour gives you so much information. How the centre is set up is fantastic. Very modern, interactive

Thank martinhelmantel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes I am a local. Born in Singapore, grew up in Singapore and was a baby in the 60s but did not quite witness the 50s. This was an incredibly educational tour for me and I found out so many of the things which I...More

Thank CiviCSingapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic!! Would love to return again. Wonderful displays of arefacts and life in chinatown. So authentic and gritty. Wasnt overly crowded as we were first in. The commentary and images you can watch around the centre were also very good. Interactive displays towards the...More

Thank 53pamj53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking at the living conditions of poor Chinese residents in the past was eye-opening. Realizing that these conditions were still true in the 1950's was shocking.

Thank tanya0e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history of the early Chinese immigrants’ stories via the audio-tour. Very well done!

Thank susanwebster6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best heritage centers I have been to. It is worth the $15 and comes with an audio guide that takes you through each exhibit. Plan to spend about 2 hours here and the different exhibits explains how the Chinese came to Singapore...More

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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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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!
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.