Chinatown ((zh), malais : Kreta Ayer, tamoul : சைனா டவுன்), est le quartier asiatique de Singapour.
I am very interested in social history and the Chinatown Heritage Centre was an education. Reconstructions of the living areas were fascinating and really brought the struggles and successes of the Chinese Immigrants into reality. The audio guide makes the experience even more poignant. No shortage of excellent eateries nearby.
Mascara warning, if you've any sensitivity then seeing how hard life was not too long ago for some people should tug at your heart strings. It is very informative and interesting with the help of the audio guide, not something that i would ordinarily partake in. The reproduction seems to be very good. Stand in the doorway of the room of the family of 2 adults and 6 kids and think about it...
I spent a surprising amount of time wandering around this museum. It offers a very interesting and educational first person perspective of life for early Chinatown settlers. I highly recommend the audio tour.
Excellent experience. Interesting storyline. Well describe with self-guided audio tour. Takes about 1-2 hours to see/feel the museum and listen to the whole story. The museum consists 3-story building.
A very interesting museum! The first part of the exhibition is a wonderful recreation of the life inside a shop house. You will learn a lot about the different groups of immigrants who came to Singapore but also what was life here just a few decades back. Do not miss it!
Definitely a great visit not only for tourist but for locals. Brought my relatives from Canada and it was a great time of sharing for my uncle who had lived through those times and my cousin who had never lived in Asia. Very well set up. Staff a little too serious though. Still.. highly recommended!
Really good museum with focus of life in the 1950s in Chinatown. Even though the museum is small its packed with many items to see. Its main focus is on the types of people there rather than how they came to be there or how the overcrowding occurred which is the only reason I didn't give 5 stars. Its a fascinating look into how things were in Singapore back in the day. Well worth a look of you are in Chinatown
Second time I've visited over the years. This museum is very impressive and teaches me a lot about the Singapore of yesteryear that my mum grew up in. Audio tour is comprehensive, well voiced, and perfectly paced and there is a ton of stuff to see. I estimate it takes 2-3 hours to read every placard at every exhibit. Gift shop didn't have anything special. Well worth the time and price.
A nice museum to learn about overseas Chinese heritage, with detail explanation of how overseas Chinese used to live, what inside of Chinese house from the past, etc. I really the way they use audio tour guide which we can play it in every room for the explanation. However, this museum is quite small. So, everything inside is quite packed.
Good market place with cheap products and food course. MRT is within walking distance. Colourful market place.
Great place to visit if you want to know more about Chinatown and how it evolved to the state that it is in. Visited on a Sat morning and went on a Mandarin guided tour with Clinton as our guide. This guy is good in his job! He is very engaging and doesn't make the tour feel boring. He added in his own sense of humor to the whole tour, which we appreciated!
This museum was incredible! The audio tour which comes with the standard ticket is so informative and told like a story. I learned so much about the history and development of Chinese people in Singapore and where things are going today. I left knowing so many secret histories of the past. Highly recommend!
the staff was really helpful and friendly during our visit. the setup of the place was excellent! really brought back memories for older times. love the place!