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Chinatown Heritage Centre

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Chinatown Heritage Centre

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Explore Singapore on a 1-hour duck tour, known officially as DUCKtours®, which allows you to see city sights by both land and water. On ‘the duck,’ an amphibious military vehicle that was refurbished from World War II, you’ll drive around the city to check out attractions like the Fountain of Wealth and Singapore Flyer. Then hit the water to cruise past landmarks like the Merlion, Singapore’s famous statue that sits where the Singapore River meets Marina Bay. Audio commentary is included.
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Pruguy wrote a review Nov 2020
Bensalem, Pennsylvania698 contributions154 helpful votes
Well worth the stop. Great history lesson of the life of Chinese laborers who help establish Singapore. The living conditions were even worse than I had imagined. Plan on spending at least an hour.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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DoricWanderer wrote a review Oct 2020
Ellon, United Kingdom75 contributions73 helpful votes
very well organized well worth a visit. Information you would not know about very interesting especially as our visit coincided with Chinese new year
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Date of experience: February 2020
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ScottinSingapore wrote a review Aug 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom196 contributions148 helpful votes
one of the best destination visitor centres in Singapore. Brings the history of the area to life and is a fascinating visit.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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WorldTravla7 wrote a review Jun 2020
Cairns, Australia5,270 contributions349 helpful votes
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This place is wonderful. I bought my ticket thinking I would spend an hour and it wasn’t long enough so I came back later the same day after checking out of my hotel and spend another 1 hour+ (ticket is valid for multiple entries on same day only). The Centre has an amazing 3 floors & 6 galleries that take the visitor though a detailed and immersive history of the Chinese experience in Singapore since the first arrival of the “Sinkheh” new migrants in the late 19th century (they sought to escape famine and flood to forge a better life in Singapore). The Centre itself exists within three restored shophouses. You are given an audio & tablet guide at the beginning at it talks you through each of the exhibits in turn and you can decide whether you want to listen to all or some of the commentary. You will, see, hear and learn about: - The rise of Singapore as a major new seaport; - See the homes and workshops of the early migrants – in particular a tailors workshop, living quarters, and first floor rental accommodation which has been reconstructed from first-hand accounts (it is sobering how small and cramped the cubicles of the Sinkheh were); - The population of Singapore depicted in photographs, video and costume The underbelly of Singapore evidenced by underground gambling & opium dens & secret societies; and more Admission is SGD 18 for an adult and is well worth it for such a rich cultural & historical experience.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Byron Chong wrote a review May 2020
Soledad, California35 contributions47 helpful votes
This is a re-creaated Shop House showing how many families lived jammed in tiny rooms. The display also shows other interesting aspects of life. Highly recommended educational experience. My sister-in law didn't like it. She said it was exactly like how she grew up in Hong Kong.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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