Chinatown Heritage Centre

The story of Singapore's early Chinese immigrants

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What we say: 4 stars

Set in a beautifully restored shophouse in the heart of Chinatown, this living museum tells the story of Singapore's early Chinese immigrants.

The exhibits start with the dangerous journey across the South China Sea then describe life in the then-British colony with furniture, clothing and tools from the time.

No topic is off-limits and a whole gallery is dedicated to former social vices like prostitution and opium addiction.

The attached Chinatown Heritage Restaurant serves classics like chicken rice and chilli crab and the antiques from the gift shop are of higher quality than you'll find in the street market.

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48 Pagoda St
Opening Hours: Daily 09:00-20:00 (last admission at 19:00)
Last updated: 1st October, 2011

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