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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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All reviews audio guide chinese immigrants living conditions living quarters hard life early days early chinese shop houses pagoda street tailor shop early immigrants their lives fascinating insight daily life excellent museum personal stories interactive displays
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This needs to be visited by everyone !!! A beautiful Centre, How chinese were living in Singapore until 1950. Proper representation of shops, family rooms, day to day live. Comments provided by Audio are also great!!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Minouche5507
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently visited the Chinatown Heritage Centre in Chinatown Singapore. What a great insight to the history of the Chinese in Singapore, how they lived and worked. The walk through was excellent with a commentary through digital pad. Great to visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gregory H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hidden away rather, we stumbled across this centre and really enjoyed the tour. It’s like a tardis inside! Clinton made it come alive.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GoldenPattle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lot like NY’s Tenement Museum. Audio guide is excellent. Videos are a must. There is on the audio guide commentary from an older woman who lived there as a girl. On the wall, there is one showing street market activity from the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nycmom22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While walking thru Chinatown, we came across this place by accident. Out of curiosity, we entered and discovered this amazing experience. The exhibits were well done. It bring back some childhood memories to me. Great time spent at the Chinatown heritage centre.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Diddy25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've walked past this place the other two times I came to Singapore by myself and never really thought about it but this time I thought I would go in and see what it had to offer. You have the choice of going around yourself...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank S P
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 4zenonk
Reviewed 5 November 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Benny053
Reviewed 3 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Malika P
Reviewed 2 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.