We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chinatown Heritage Centre

48 Pagoda St., Singapore, Singapore
65-6325-2878
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #42 of 342 Attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book Now

Type: Museums
Description: This museum focuses on the history of Singapore's Chinatown.
Write a Review

181 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    81
    71
    23
    3
    3
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

While exploring China Town we came across this museum and were pleasantly surprised. The displays gave a good idea of how China Town developed. Well worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I found this very interesting and bought quite a number of books on Singapores Chinese heritage as well as some lovely souvenirs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Went to the Food Street and there are a huge crowd waiting to grab some foods. So many stalls selling items you can bring home as a souvenirs but I didn't manage to buy any. I was here during the night and it was crowded in my opinion.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Macau, China
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Nice little museum in the heart of Chinatown telling the story of the Chinese immigrants who now form such a large part of Singaporian Society. The kids (and us) were fascinated walking through the second half of the museum which had been turned into a chophouse back in the 1940/50s, it was amazing to see how people lived, in such... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Totally loved it! The displays are extremely well presented - and contain personal accounts from people who were there. The exhibits are exceptional and give you a really good feel for how life might have been like.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rockhampton, Australia
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
44 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Tucked away in Chinatown is this treasure of a museum. For SGD10 you can access two connected buildings, each with 3 floors of shop-houses, where Chinese immigrants plied their wares. Seeing tiny rooms where families of 10 people lived makes you appreciate the space modern homes have. Each room and shop house is decorated authentically, and gives an excellent glimpse... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hong Kong, China
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very similar to Temple street HK, not too much things to do. No surprise. I went there to buy chinese medication only. Nothing gets here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

And while you are here, have a really good look around Chinatown in general and around every corner there is something interesting. Eat at a hawker centre, if you want some real local colour.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Info board, pics, documentary videos, sound effect etc enable u to relive the Chinese ancestors' life in singapura from multiple dimensions..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rajkot, India
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Quite good and place that may be visited , can be reached very easily , it self it is having a MRT station " China Town"

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Chinatown Heritage Centre also viewed

Singapore, Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
 
Singapore, Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
 

Been to Chinatown Heritage Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage Chinatown Heritage Centre?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing