Embark on a Multi-Sensory Journey with Soundscapes and Scents of Time

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Experience 1950s Chinatown

The Chinatown Heritage Centre is the gateway for all visitors to trace the footsteps of Singapore's early pioneers and discover the personal stories of people who made Chinatown their home.

Located within three beautifully-restored shophouses on Pagoda Street, the Chinatown Heritage Centre is the only place in Singapore that has recreated the original interiors of its shophouse tenants in the 1950s, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of Chinatown's early residents.



Tracing the Journey of Singapore's Early Pioneers

The Chinatown Heritage Centre also traces the journey of Singapore's early pioneers who left their villages in China and made their way to Nanyang, the southern seas. They were driven by famine, floods and unrest, and came to Singapore with the hope of earning a living and seeking a better life.


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Explore the Heart of the City

From dawn to twilight, Chinatown was pulsating with life and was once known as Chinatown that never sleeps.


9. CHC Transformation Gallery

Every Step A Story

Experience the Dynamic Transformation of Chinatown

Every building, every street, every lane in Chinatown has stories to share. Behind this modern façade today, there are layers and layers of memories, each telling a different aspect of the area’s history. These memories and tales of those who once lived here form a rich landscape of heritage. They continue to define Chinatown, even as buildings change and streets evolve.

Discover the Story of Singapore

Chinatown Heritage Centre presents an eye-opening experience of the journey of Singapore, providing deeper insights and cultivating greater appreciation of the story and spirit of Singapore – the little red dot that succeeded to survive and thrive against the odds.

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Capture Memories of Your Visit

Have fun at our instant photo booth! Take as many shots as you like! Send the photos to your own email and share your experience of Chinatown Heritage Centre!

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