The Chinatown Heritage Centre has been closed for rejuvenation and the official opening in Early 2016.

Until then, explore the pre-renovated centre through our Virtual Tour.


The colourful past of Chinatown comes alive within the walls of these three beautifully-restored shophouses on Pagoda Street, comfortably nestled in the midst of Singapore's bustling Chinatown district.

Every nook and cranny in the Chinatown Heritage Centre pulsates with the memories of yesteryear, offering an experience like no other as one is transported to Chinatown in the budding years of Singapore's establishment as a seaport.

From the desperate hopefulness of the many “Sinkheh” (new migrants) – risking life and limb to embark on an arduous journey from the various Chinese provinces to the promised land of Singapore – to the raw, seedy and underground practices of gambling dens and secret societies, be prepared to experience a sense of nostalgia and sentimentality as you step into the pages of Chinatown's history.

The Chinatown Heritage Centre is the only place in Singapore that has recreated the original interiors of its shophouse tenants in the 1950s, offering visitors an honest, revealing glimpse into the lives of Chinatown's early residents.

About Us



48 Pagoda Street Singapore 059207

Contact Details :

Opening Hours:
9am – 8pm daily
(last entry at 7pm)

Experience the stories of Chinatown as they come to life in the CHC. Join us at our re-opening Early 2016.

We would love to hear your thoughts about the Chinatown Heritage Centre, and the stories or memories of Chinatown evoked during your visit. These will be recorded and may be shared in a public gallery in the new Chinatown Heritage Centre.