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Chinese Heritage Centre, Singapore

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 15 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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  • The Chinese Heritage Centre is on Pagoda Street in Singapore's Chinatown and is the ideal place to orient yourself and begin your explorations of the local neighborhood. The Chinese Heritage Centre bi...  read more »
  • The museum - which just underwent a renovation - is excellent. Self-guided with an iPad you can hang around your neck, each member of your party can go at their own pace, listening to as much or as li...  read more »
  • The guide was hilarious. He spoke so fast, I had a little bit of trouble following him (I had to focus) but I could nonetheless. I didn't have enough time to explore every part of the centre even thou...  read more »
  • Visited it some time back. It's essentially a museum that narrates the history of NTU and the chinese culture. It's worth to drop by when you visit NTU
  • Very fine architecture. Close to perfection almost with very complete Chinese library system.
  • Pretty boring, it's mostly a descriptive tour. The artifacts are insignificant(maybe it's just I'm spoiled by many other great real museums). Architecture is ok, but nothing extraordinary
  • Went for the Chinese Museum, which is open on weekend as well. Tour guide is available for extra cost but you can find many interesting fact inside.
  • It's the post-classical Chinese architecture and vibes of old Nantah that makes Nantah and the current ntu unique.
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