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What to Do in Chinatown

All Chinatown Attractions A to Z

Singapore Chinatown is an amazing place full of beautifully restored shophouses selling amazing kind of products, from jade Buddhas to textiles and Chinese herbs. The area was first designated for the Chinese by Sir Stamford Raffles and nowadays it is a favourite destination for good shopping as well as delicious food. Chinatown offers a lot more than just shops, though: there are plenty of significant monuments and cultural heritage buildings in Chinatown, especially along Along Telok Ayer Street and Pagoda Street.

These include the Chinatown Heritage Centre, Sri Mariamman Temple, Thian Hock Keng Temple, Eu Yan Sang Chinese Medical Hall, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, and Al-Abrar Mosque. When in the area, try Singapore’s famous hawker food – an experience that should not be missed. The most intense time to visit Singapore's Chinatown is around Chinese New Year when locals decorate their shops mainly in red with all sorts of decoration items including huge lanterns.

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All Attractions in Chinatown

 

Al-Abrar Mosque

This mosque was built in 1827. At that time was just a small building so many people took to calling it the ‘hut mosque’ as its nickname. The present building was erected in the 1850s and went through a major renovation in 1980s.

  • Location: 192 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068635, Singapore
  • Tel: +65 6220 6306
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Chinatown Heritage Centre

Singapore offers many excellent museums. Visit the Chinatown Heritage Centre if you want to learn more about the rich history of old Chinatown and the life of its migrants in Singapore. Admission is S$15 for adults and S$11 for children (7-12 years of age).

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 8pm
  • Location: 48 Pagoda St, Singapore 059207, Singapore
  • Tel: +65 6221 9556
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Chinese Methodist Church

Chinatown is home to many cultural buildings including Singapore’s first Methodist church. You can find the church on Telok Ayer Street, and admire its features such as art deco styling with a Chinese roof.

Sunday worship services at the Chinese Methodist Church are held from 9am, 11am, and 1.30pm – held in English, Hokkien, and Bahasa Indonesia.

  • Location: 235 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068656, Singapore
  • Tel: +65 6324 4001
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Eu Yan Sang Chinese Medical Hall

As the name suggests, Eu Yan Sang Medical Hall is where most of the Singaporean Chinese community source their traditional medicines. the store was built by Chinese millionaire Eu Tong Sen in 1910 and has become an important centre for the community ever since. Other products sold include Chinese teas and herbs.

  • Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8.30am to 6pm. Wednesday and Friday from 8.30am to 8pm, Saturday from 8.30am to 7.30pm (closed on Sundays)
  • Location: 273 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058822, Singapore
  • Tel: +65 6223 5085
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G-Max Reverse Bungy Singapore

G-Max Reverse Bungy is Singapore’s very own bungy facility where you can get your dose of adrenaline rush. You can find it at the popular nightlife hub of Clarke Quay. Helpful staff strap you into the capsule while on the ground, which will then catapult you 60 metres into the air at the press of a Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 5pm until late
  • Location: 3 River Valley Rd, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024, Singapore
  • Tel: +65 6338 1766
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Jamae Mosque

Jamae Mosque is one of the many different holy places to visit in Singapore's Chinatown area. The mosque was built in the 1830s by Chulia Indians (Muslim merchants and moneylenders from India's Coromandel Coast). It is considered one of Singapore’s oldest mosques.

  • Location: 218 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058767, Singapore
  • Tel: +65 6221 4165
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Maxwell Food Centre

Chinatown has a few hawker centres to offer, one being the Maxwell Road Food Centre. It is a fun experience to learn about the original style hawkers food which is not sold around on the streets any more.

The hawker foods are influenced by three main national cuisines, similar to the way Singapore is made up from; the Chinese, Indian and Malay. Many visitors are fascinating with the items offering here such as noodles with dumplings and roast pork, pork rib soup with rice, BBQ stingray with sambal sauce, satay, nasi goreng fried noodles in soya sauce with cockles and eggs. They are usually authentic and inexpensive.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 2am
  • Location: 1 Kadayanallur St, Singapore 069184, Singapore
  • Tel: +65 6225 5632
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Nagore Durgha Shrine

The Nagore Durgha (also referred to as Nagore Dargah) is a major Hindu shrine and landmark on Singapore Chinatown's Telok Ayer Street. The shrine has a unique blend of classical moulded arches and columns as well as Indian Muslim motifs.

Nagore Durgha was built by Muslim immigrants from southern India and dates back to 1828, making it one of Singapore's important historical landmarks. You can easily find it at the corner of Telok Ayer Street and Boon Tat Street.

  • Location: 140 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068604, Singapore
  • Tel: +65 6256 8188
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