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Chinatown Heritage Centre, Singapore

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Chinatown Heritage Centre focuses on exhibiting original interiors of Singapore’s China town shophouse tenants in the 1950s and documenting the lives of Chinatown’s early residents.

Displaying homes as they were experienced by Chinatown’s early residents. The small living quarters are furnished, and every object and they trace the journey of Singapore’s early pioneers who left their villages in China and made their way to Singapore with the hope of finding a better life.

Among the many historical and cultural exhibits of the Chinatown Heritage, Centre the following are highlights:

To help you better appreciate the Chinatown Heritage Centre, the following guides will be helpful:

Essential Facts:

  • Name:               Chinatown Heritage Centre
  • City:                   Singapore
  • Type:                 Cultural History
  • Location:          Chinese Heritage Centre, 48 Pagoda Street, Singapore


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