Places To Visit In Chinatown

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Here are the top 13 places to visit in Chinatown

1. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple 4.6 /5

8 km
from city center
1 out of 13
places to visit in Chinatown

Located in the historic Chinatown district of Singapore, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is a Chinese Buddhist Temple. The five-storey temple is famed worldwide for storing what is supposedly the left canine tooth of Lord Buddha, recovered from his funeral pyre in Kushinagar, India.

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Pinnacle@Duxton 3.9 /5

9 km
from city center
2 out of 13
places to visit in Chinatown

The [email protected] is an iconic 50-storey residential housing project in Singapore considered modern architecture at its finest. Located at city centre, is the site of the world's longest continuous sky gardens, found on the two unique skybridges of this residential complex at the 26th storey and the 50th storey. These skybridges offer breathtaking panoramic views of the splendid skyline of Singapore.

3. Baba House

Baba House 3.7 /5

9 km
from city center
3 out of 13
places to visit in Chinatown

Built in the 1890s, Baba House is the beautifully restored and renovated three-story ancestral home of a Peranakan Chinese family. Located at 157 Neil Road at the heart of Singapore?s Blair Plain district, it is a place that excites visitors who are eager to learn more about the life of the Peranakan Chinese people residing here at the early part of the twentieth century.

4. Singapore City Gallery

Singapore City Gallery 3.8 /5

9 km
from city center
4 out of 13
places to visit in Chinatown

Singapore City Gallery is a three-storey visitor centre located between the historic Chinatown and the Centre Business District, famed for housing an enormous model replica of Singapore. Formerly known as the URA Gallery, the City Gallery traces the evolution of Singapore's physical transformation spread across 10 thematic areas and 50 audiovisual interactive exhibitions. Singapore City Gallery should definitely be visited by architecture and history lovers.

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5. Red Dot Design Museum

Red Dot Design Museum 3.4 /5

9 km
from city center
5 out of 13
places to visit in Chinatown

The Red Dot Design Museum, located located along Waterfront Promenade at Marina Bay is an innovative design gallery of gadgets and art. The boutique museum is a branch of the Red Dot Design Museum in Germany and showcases over 200 contemporary designs - all of which are winners of the International Red Dot Design Award, which is considered to be one of the most prestigious design competitions of the world.

6. Chinatown Heritage Centre

Chinatown Heritage Centre 4.0 /5

8 km
from city center
6 out of 13
places to visit in Chinatown

Serving as a gateway into the rich history of the bustling neighbourhood of Singapore's Chinatown, Chinatown Heritage Centre is a group of restored shophouses that exhibits the furniture, artefacts and living arrangements of early Chinese settlers. Spread across six galleries, the heritage centre houses an extensive collection of photographs and paraphernalia dating as far back as 1819, depicting the daily lives of early Chinese immigrants who risked their lives to arrive in a new city, in search of a better life, after a long and perilous journey.

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7. Thian Hock Keng Temple

Thian Hock Keng Temple 3.7 /5

8 km
from city center
7 out of 13
places to visit in Chinatown

The Thian Hock Keng Temple is Chinatown's oldest and most important Hokkien temple, translating into a 'Palace of Heavenly Happiness. Also known as Tianfu Temple, it was built for the worship of Mazu, a Chinese sea Goddess. A tranquil refuge, the beautiful temple features highly symbolic architectural designs: the stone lions standing at the entrance supposedly ward off evil spirits, and phoenix and peony paintings (in the central hall) epitomizes peace and good tidings.

8. Jamae Mosque

Jamae Mosque 3.3 /5

8 km
from city center
8 out of 13
places to visit in Chinatown

Jamae Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Singapore, located in Chinatown, Central Area. Also known as Masjid Jamae, Chulia Mosque, and Periya Palli by the local Tamil-Muslim community, this two-hundred-year-old place of worship is an iconic landmark in Chinatown, standing out with its distinctive Indo-Islamic architecture among the Oriental buildings. The first mosque built by the south Indian migrant Chulia Muslim community, this shrine is frequented by pious tourists and locals, history buffs, and architecture enthusiasts.

9. Masjid Al-Abrar

Masjid Al-Abrar 2.7 /5

9 km
from city center
9 out of 13
places to visit in Chinatown

Sitting in a busy corner of Telok Ayer Street in the Chinatown district of Singapore, the Al-Abrar Mosque, more commonly referred to as the Masjid Al-Abrar, is a quaint little mosque built by early Tamilian immigrants. As dawn approaches, the air encompassing the locality is filled with the echoes of the morning prayers originating from inside the Al-Abrar Mosque. In spite of being small, the mosque receives many faithful worshippers who come here on a daily basis to offer their prayers to Allah. It is particularly packed with devotees on Fridays, with people flocking in during the midday prayers.

10. Maxwell Food Centre

Maxwell Food Centre 2.5 /5

8 km
from city center
10 out of 13
places to visit in Chinatown

One of the best hawker centres (food court) in Singapore, the Maxwell Food Centre is located at the culturally rich area of Chinatown. Catering to gastronomes from around the world, it is the place to go for savouring authentic Singapore street food.

11. Ann Siang Hill

Ann Siang Hill

8 km
from city center
11 out of 13
places to visit in Chinatown

A place where rich history meets the modern and hippy trends, a place where you'll find resorted shopping stores, restaurants and niche boutiques, a place that'll leave you in awe, is Ann Siang Hill in Chinatown, Singapore. If Clarke Quay is the queen of parties, then the Ann Siang Road and Club Street area is its lose cousin with the same lively and fun vibes. The place gets charged with an electrifying aura as soon as the sun goes down and becomes favourite among the night lovers.

12. Everton Park

Everton Park 2.2 /5

9 km
from city center
12 out of 13
places to visit in Chinatown

The second hippest area in Singapore (after Tiong Bahru), Everton Park is a great place for foodies and fun-lovers! Right opposite to the Duxton area, this charming neighbourhood is a mix of suburban and old-fashioned ideas. It is definitely a must-visit for those who like to explore the food scene of Singapore with its cafes and restaurants.

13. Chinese New Year in Singapore

Chinese New Year in Singapore 2.5 /5

6 km
from city center
13 out of 13
places to visit in Chinatown

Synonymous with bright colours, celebration, revelry, sheer joy, and love; the Chinese New Year is undoubtedly one of the most important festivals celebrated in Singapore. Also referred to as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year, it falls on the first day of the first month of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar and is a time of merrymaking. Being the only festival which calls for a public holiday for two consecutive days, Chinese New Year is one of the favourites among the Singaporeans.

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