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Chinese Heritage Centre, Singapore

(4.2/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
Built in 1953 and gazetted as a National Monument on the 18 December 1999, the Chinese Heritage Centre is the first organisation to specialise in the study of Chinese communities outside China. Hence, it is most appropriate that the Centre should be housed in the former Nanyang University's historic Administration Block, which itself is a relic of the landmark establishment of the first and only Chinese university outside China, founded by the Chinese overseas.

Visitors will find it pleasant to simply admire the unique architecture of this 1950s building, now a National Monument, or take a stroll in the Yunnan Garden or by the Nantah Lake, right beside the Centre.
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TripAdvisor
  • Great centre and museum open for just over a year. Gives a real feel for hoe the Chinese lived in the 1950s/60s with recreations of actual rooms and dwellings. Recommended.  more »
  • This museum is really fun! I grabbed a headset at the door and stayed to listen to all the talks about each room. It is kind of a reenactment of life in the early days of Chinatown and although it was...  more »
  • The visual, sound and even smell layout of this centre is excellent. The staff are so helpful and welcoming. The audio guide is very informative and you should allow plenty of time to fully enjoy your...  more »
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  • Every-time I be there I feel nostalgic. I walk through all from Chinatown poit to Chinatown heritage centre to tooth relic temple. I like this place...
  • It's a bit pricey compared to other museums because this museum is privately owned. But the exhibits makes it worth it. Wish thy will have more promotional price for their ticket especially for revisit. Would like to visit again. Lots of photo opportunities.
  • Very interesting. Once we step in, we travel back in time. I also live we can take our time to enjoy every detail, sit in the rooms as if we were a family member of the original
  • If you love to know and learn about the history of Chinatown, this is the place you should be visiting. Although there is a entrance fee, but the knowledge and experience is worth in (in my own context). They also have a counter for local design souvenirs.
  • Highly overrated place. We did not enjoy the visit as it was not well presented and could not hold our interest for long. We recommend you can give a miss to this place.