Attractions

Top Choice Public Art in Chinatown & the CBD

Thian Hock Keng Mural

Spanning 44m, this mural, painted by Singaporean artist Yip Yew Chong (accountant by weekday, artist by weekend), tells the story of Singapore's early Hokkien immigrants. You'll find it on the outside rear wall of t…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Chinatown & the CBD

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

Consecrated in 2008, this hulking, five-storey Buddhist temple is home to what is reputedly the left canine tooth of the Buddha, recovered from his funeral pyre in Kushinagar, northern India. While its authenticity …
Top Choice Museum in Chinatown & the CBD

Chinatown Heritage Centre

Delve into Chinatown's gritty, cacophonous backstory at the recently revamped Chinatown Heritage Centre. Occupying several levels of a converted shophouse, its interactive exhibitions shed light on numerous historic…
Museum in Chinatown & the CBD

Baba House

Baba House is one of Singapore's best-preserved Peranakan heritage homes. Built in the 1890s, it's a wonderful window into the life of an affluent Peranakan family living in Singapore a century ago. Its loving resto…
Hindu Temple in Chinatown & the CBD

Sri Mariamman Temple

Paradoxically in the middle of Chinatown, this is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore, originally built in 1823, then rebuilt in 1843. You can't miss the fabulously animated, Technicolor 1930s gopuram (tower) above…
Viewpoint in Chinatown & the CBD

Pinnacle@Duxton

For killer city views at a bargain S$6, head to the 50th-floor rooftop of Pinnacle@Duxton. Skybridges connecting the seven towers provide a 360-degree sweep of city, port and sea. Find the 'blink or you'll miss it' …
Taoist Temple in Chinatown & the CBD

Thian Hock Keng Temple

Surprisingly, Chinatown’s oldest and most important Hokkien temple is often a haven of tranquillity. Built between 1839 and 1842, it’s a beautiful place, and was once the favourite landing point of Chinese sailors, …
Museum in Chinatown & the CBD

Singapore Musical Box Museum

Walk through music history and be captivated by the exquisite melodies of these antique music boxes, some more than 200 years old. Peer into the inner workings of the very first, and rather basic, boxes all the way …
Mosque in Chinatown & the CBD

Jamae Mosque

After a recent renovation the mint-green Jamae Mosque has reopened and welcomes hundreds of worshippers each day. The current building was completed between 1830 and 1835, and is considered one of Singapore's oldest…
Museum in Chinatown & the CBD

Singapore City Gallery

See into Singapore's future at this interactive city-planning exhibition, which provides compelling insight into the government's resolute policies of land reclamation, high-rise housing and meticulous urban plannin…