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Chinatown Heritage Centre, Singapore

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Relive the life and times of Singapore's early Chinese migrants at Chinatown Heritage Centre, a visual representation of the area's colorful history. The center is made up of three restored shophouses within the country's Chinatown district, which have been restored to depict the living conditions experienced by migrants in the 1950s. The center paints a picture of the hardships migrants experienced, as told by pictures, stories, and artifacts within. Sneaky gambling rooms, shady secret societies, tight corridors, and cramped living quarters are among the recreated experiences. Stop by the gift shop on the way out, or visit the on-site restaurant for a quick bite to eat. By using our Singapore vacation route planner, you can arrange your visit to Chinatown Heritage Centre and other attractions in Singapore.
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  • If you are interested in history, this is a must do, but it's fun for anyone. The interactive experience here is among the best anywhere, and transports you back in time to a Singapore shophouse, wher...  more »
  • We loved it. The tickets are rather pricey but the museum is really beautifully made. You get an insight in the life of Asian people coming to Singapore many many years ago. They have kind of reconstr...  more »
  • I really feel grateful to join Monster Day Tours to Chinatown one Saturday. The tour guide's explanations were very detailed and impressive. Gain valuable knowledge of  Chinatown heritage and its cult...  more »
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  • Wow, what an amazing museum! I cannot praise this place enough! It is such a gem. The exhibition is extremely well curated and the antiques very well protected. The staff members are extremely friendly. You need a good hour for the first two floors, and you need another 30-45 minutes for the last floor.
  • This place was absolutely amazing. The multimedia used was not without flaws but, man, you would really know that a lot of thought and work were put behind creating an audiovisual and tactile experience that would allow the visitor to be pulled in and to walk through what life must have been like for immigrants in early Chinatown and to understand how hard it had truly been. By the end of the tour, that fee you'd paid at the entrance? You'd know it was worth it.
  • As time goes by ... Singapore River 1981. Lots of changes, yes, but the 'Singapore model' is said to be the key factor behind political stability, economic growth, and harmonious social order in this worldfamous city. Due to private ownership museum' s entrance fee might be slightly higher. Visit worthwhile though!
  • Lota of cheap stuff to buy for soveigneers. Good feel.
  • Love this place. My wife and I learnt more of our history

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