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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
Central Area/City Area
+65 6224 3928
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would not recommend this as a must see when visiting Chinatown. It is OK for historical information of the area with simple displays but I was not impressed. BOTTOM LINE: You can probably pass on visiting here. Maybe OK for some history buffs. Was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank midwaytoheaven
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its actually easy just to stroll past this place and not really know what it is. What it is is an amazing museum chronicling the history of Singapore form the point of view of Chinese immigrants. I learnt so much! The recreation of rooms and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MarcusBridges
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Centre provides a very comprehensive history of the development of Singapore from the viewpoint of the Chinese immigrant. Not to be missed. Most exhibits are interactive. Plan to spend at least 2 hours to view completely.

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned so much from this visit. The audio tour at your own pace provided a structure and a depth of understanding to the heritage. Give yourselves enough time not to hurry as the intriguing stories are worth listening to.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wrinkliewanderers
Reviewed 1 week ago

See and hear the history of Chinese immigration to Singapore looking for work and hope. Hear all the stories as you go room to room with your audio headset and pad to be amazed at how these people survived. Some unlucky ones were sold to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place to visit, if interested in Singapore’s history. Located in the middle of Chinatown. Could have spent a day in there. Level 3 is the most interesting part. I skipped some audio infos on the lower floors, because running out of time.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JourneyGlobe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps one of the best museum of its type that I have visited. Authentic and feature packed; a little crowded so best visited in just small groups. The headphone audio was really good and probably better than a guided tour (which cost more)

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank andrewY2556VK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked this area during the day but st night it gets even better. The Chinatown Heritage centre is well worth viewing, gives you a great insight into the Chinese Culture. Plenty of Chinese rests and food, shopping at discount prices and a great way...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JJ E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of Chinese restaurants and souvenir shops. Many backstreets to explore with a taste of authentic china everywhere.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank johnpapadopoullos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful area and temple in the middle of Chinatown. Lots to see and do in the area. Shopping is typical market style.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bart V
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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!
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.