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. Arrange to visit Chinatown Heritage Centre and other attractions in Singapore using our Singapore trip builder website .
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  • We had the right to a great tour. The guide was really exceptional. She was good in his role of young migrant woman in Singapore. She told us the history and life (very difficult) of Chinese migrants to Singapore, with full of emotions and humor stories. Thanks for this slice of life and history. I recommend strongly to not visit the Museum alone, but to follow the guided tour.
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  • We found this museum gave us a fascinating insight into the difficult lives that most Chinese migrants faced in Singapore in the 1950s and earlier. Everything is very well presented in what is only a ...  more »
  • This museum is set in an old shophouse. After paying the entrance fee you're given an audio/video guide which is very well presented. The first part is the tailors shop & living quarters & upstairs is...  more »
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  • A very interesting museum! The first part of the exhibition is a wonderful recreation of the life inside a shop house. Do not miss it
  • 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.
  • Lovely staff and a really fun multimedia tour. A bit expensive as Singapore museums go, especially since it is not a huge exhibit, but enjoyable and informative nonetheless.
  • 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.
  • A great interacitive tour about the history of how chinese immigrants arrived in Singapore and the lives they had while here. You get a nice little tablet running an app that'll lead you through all exhibits with an audio guide.

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