Chijmes
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CHIJMES (pronounced “chimes”) stands for the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus, a Neo-Classical style building which houses one of Singapore’s most aesthetically-pleasing dining and entertainment venues.
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  • Hieatsreych
    Philippines314 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Instagrammable
    Chijmes is more than just a pretty face. Inside, you'll find a delightful array of dining spots that cater to every palate. From trendy cafes to upscale restaurants, there's something to satisfy every craving. Very instagrammable also.
    Visited August 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 7, 2023
  • MK
    Singapore13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    CHIJMES
    CHIJMES, a historic building complex which was known as Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus Middle Education School. In Day Time, it shows peaceful oasis amid the bustle of the city. At night time, options with bars offer live music and restaurants offer delicacies food.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 4, 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,593 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grand complex of buildings
    Grand complex of buildings now serving as restaurants and a function Centre. It dates to 1854 with the purchase of Caldwell House. The Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus chapel was completed in 1903 and consecrated the following year. Saint Nicholas Girls' School was established in 1933 in four old houses+ which were replaced by a three storey building in 1951. The complex ceased to function in 1983 and the chapel deconsecrated. Today's facilities are the result of extensive restorations undertaken between 1991 - 1996 when the complex became a location for bars, restaurants and function centre. When we visited a wedding was underway in the former chapel.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 29, 2023
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Ray
Staines, UK786 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Chijmes with a silent J is a mouthful word to say unless you wanna spell and spread out the whole "Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus Middle Education School Singapore" that its short of.

And with that gothic architecture and spire it can only be an European designed Catholic Church. Except it's not. But it did used to be the nun run sister act girls school as well as orphanage where people would leave their unwanted infant girls for nuns to raise. Now this glittering, glamorous shopping and dining complex is serving the community in much more modest way by providing a wedding venue, high end shopping, dining experience and allows leaving only tips and good reviews behind.

It's still a national monument and heritage landmark though and very distinctive among all other modern buildings.
Written April 15, 2021
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Lillgha
Hong Kong, China119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Chimes is another hidden treasure in SG as from outside you won't imagine there were some dining options available behind the old hostel and church. We had relaxing and wonderful afternoon tea with my cousin who took me to the place. I am not sure what time it opens or close but a must visit place for someone who likes historic architectures..
Written January 28, 2020
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL18,093 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
In the heart of the colonial district is an old convent and school. However rather than tearing down, Singapore has an incredible reuse. The beautiful sanctuary, exterior and interior, is used as a wedding chapel today. However, it is the matching architechtual school that has been converted to a restaurant and entertainment district. We ate at New Ubin and enjoyed an incredible dinner with the owner/chef. However just walking the grounds at day and night was simply amazing. It is great for pictures.
Written April 8, 2020
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,593 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Grand complex of buildings now serving as restaurants and a function Centre. It dates to 1854 with the purchase of Caldwell House. The Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus chapel was completed in 1903 and consecrated the following year. Saint Nicholas Girls' School was established in 1933 in four old houses+ which were replaced by a three storey building in 1951. The complex ceased to function in 1983 and the chapel deconsecrated. Today's facilities are the result of extensive restorations undertaken between 1991 - 1996 when the complex became a location for bars, restaurants and function centre. When we visited a wedding was underway in the former chapel.
Written December 30, 2023
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Soymoosemom
Oakville, Canada356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Visited one evening during our three day stay in Singapore. Really interesting use of an old church and surrounding grounds. Lots of cool restaurants and bars with entertainment. Loved the courtyard area that was decorated with thousands of lights in the trees, and with LED lit up signs for that Instagram shot. We didn’t eat here but loved just sitting and people watching. No cost to do that. And right across the street from our hotel.
Written February 11, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,764 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This place used to be the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus and is well known around the world where the wedding scene from Crazy Rich Asians took place in Chijmes Hall. The hall wasn’t actually open when I was there, but I don’t think it’s normally open to the public anyway. The area is no longer a church, having been turned into a food and beverage place, although the former church has been restored. It’s a pretty looking Neo-Gothic church and the area still retains the Gothic architecture of the former grounds of the church, especially the cloisters. Unless you’re a fan of the film or intend to eat there, I wouldn’t go out of the way to see this.
Written March 9, 2020
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Hieatsreych
Philippines314 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Chijmes is more than just a pretty face. Inside, you'll find a delightful array of dining spots that cater to every palate. From trendy cafes to upscale restaurants, there's something to satisfy every craving.

Very instagrammable also.
Written July 7, 2023
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MK
Singapore13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
CHIJMES, a historic building complex which was known as Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus Middle Education School.

In Day Time, it shows peaceful oasis amid the bustle of the city. At night time, options with bars offer live music and restaurants offer delicacies food.
Written September 4, 2023
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LondonLockwood
Loughton, UK899 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were staying at the Carlton Hotel which was just across the street from Chijmes so came here a few times during our time here. What was once a Convent is now nome to all kinds of eateries. I can highly recommend the Chinese for dim sum.. absolutely outstanding. We also ate Mexican which was tasty too. Well worth a stop if you are staying local.. There are all types of food on offer in very pleasant surroundings. Enjoy !
Written February 4, 2020
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gfsc5
Perth, Australia1,479 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Lots of restaurants and bars in this lovely old building complex. Some are a bit hidden so take the time to wander around to check them all out. There's a mix of cheaper and more expensive offerings and quite a few cuisines available from Japanese to Mexican.

It's situated diagonally across from the Raffles.

Well worth a visit. It can get rather busy, though.
Written March 11, 2023
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