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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 3 days ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Chinatown Heritage Centre and highly recommend the centre to visitors to learn about the history and development of Singapore. The exhibits are supported by individual multimedia devices plus street aromas, photographs, videos and much more; visitors will have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lucy_1972Auckland
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The vendors all use so much plastic. Loud and crowded as you would expect. Environmental disaster waiting to happen and really overpriced acom if you are on a budget

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Trendpunk
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Chinese from southern China were earliest global travelers and settlers around the world. The Centre did a respectable job in presenting the history and evolution to where Singapore is today. Tip: best to visit this early morning before the nonstop crowd really picks up...More

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

Loved this place it was so interesting. We spend an hour or so wondering round listening to the guide and checking out all the different rooms. Great.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AmandaStead2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

fun way to learn more about Chinatown and spend 1-2 hours. The recreated store front and living spaces were very interesting. The details were very well done and they even piped in smells from the city (egg tarts etc). The audio tour with entry is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WMC08
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent just over 90mins in here - audio guide very informative and staff very welcoming. I suggest arriving early (I went at opening 9am) as the centre is quite narrow and small. Appreciative of the free wifi also. Thank you for a lovely morning.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank teach777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is located near China town MRT station on Pagoda Street. Ticket is 15 Singapore dollars for adults. We were explained about early years of Singapore. It is the only place in Singapore offering a rare glimpse into the lives of Chinatown's early residents. Their...More

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

The facade of this museum is very low key and you can easily miss it amid all the other shopfronts. Once inside, you are greeted with a counter and nondescript decor. The magic starts once you start the tour and dial up the audio tour....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank captk2071
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With limited time remaining in the city, I was on the fence about visiting this museum, but I am SO GLAD I did. This museum was amazing and a true step back in time to the beginning of Singapore. They are very detailed and thorough...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dlam626
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Chinatown Heritage Centre offers a tour of former shop houses. The tour was one of the highlights of my visit to Singapore and proved to be very educational. The cubicles that show how people used to live in such reduced space were well presented,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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June 22, 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.
February 3, 2018|
Response from Highadventurer | Reviewed this property |
article i was refering to written by a spanish reviewer re ‘Overcrowded...’wrongly placed!
August 9, 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.