Chinese Heritage Centre, Singapore

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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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  • September 14, 2017
    First of all I would like to advise doing the guided tour, not the one with audio guide. Uncle Clinton took us to witness the not so long ago Chinese community lives. The museum itself is reproducing ...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    The chinese Heritage Centre gives a good idea of the old Singapore, especially the time in which the Chinese Refugees (hunger). A good picture if the geschiedenisbje are interested ...
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  • August 10, 2017
    Cukup mudah untuk menemukan museum ini karena berada ditengah - tengah chinatown, singapore. museum ini merunut sejarah bagaimana para migran tionghoa meninggalkan tanah kelahiran mereka yang dilanda ...  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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