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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  • August 15, 2017
    This was the highlight of Chinatown for me. I am always interested to learn the history and the stories of the people, this experience was informative, humbling and so well done that I felt like I was...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    It was interesting to see how they lived in the building in Chinatown in the 1950 's. The bottom two floors are decorated according to how people lived and lived in the House. Use the headset to get awarded Nice info.
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  • August 15, 2017
    People who are curious and willing to know the history of Chinatown, this is the right place for you to visit! The entrance fee is SGD 15, but if you required guided tour, the fee will be SGD 20. *Pro...  more »
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  • August 13, 2017
    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
  • May 29, 2017
    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.
  • August 24, 2017
    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.
  • April 23, 2017
    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.
  • August 2, 2017
    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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