Must-see attractions in Chinatown & the CBD

  • Baba House

    Chinatown & the CBD

    Baba House is one of Singapore's best-preserved Peranakan heritage homes. Built in the 1890s, this beautiful blue three-storey building was donated to the…

  • Chinese Heritage Centre on Pagoda Street, Chinatown, Singapore

    Chinatown Heritage Centre

    Chinatown & the CBD

    Delve into Chinatown's gritty, cacophonous backstory at the immersive Chinatown Heritage Centre. Occupying several levels of a converted shophouse, its…

  • Thian Hock Keng Mural

    Chinatown & the CBD

    Spanning 44m, this mural, painted by Singaporean artist Yip Yew Chong (accountant by weekday, artist by weekend), tells the story of Singapore's early…

  • Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

    Chinatown & the CBD

    Consecrated in 2008, this hulking, five-storey Buddhist temple is home to what is reputedly a tooth of the Buddha, discovered in a collapsed stupa …

  • Pinnacle@Duxton, view


    Chinatown & the CBD

    For killer city views at a bargain S$6, head to the 50th-floor rooftop of Pinnacle@Duxton, the world’s largest public housing complex. Skybridges…

  • Thian Hock Keng Temple, internal

    Thian Hock Keng Temple

    Chinatown & the CBD

    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,…

  • Singapore Musical Box Museum

    Chinatown & the CBD

    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…

  • Jamae Mosque

    Jamae Mosque

    Chinatown & the CBD

    The mint-green Jamae Mosque welcomes hundreds of worshippers each day. The current building was completed between 1830 and 1835, and is considered one of…

  • Sri Mariamman Temple

    Chinatown & the CBD

    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…

  • Singapore City Gallery

    Chinatown & the CBD

    See into Singapore's future at this interactive city-planning exhibition, which provides compelling insight into the government's resolute policies of…

  • Art Porters

    Chinatown & the CBD

    Located in a cute-as-a-button shophouse, the ethos of this art gallery is to share happiness with art. It exhibits contemporary artworks by local and…

  • Al-Abrar Mosque

    Al-Abrar Mosque

    Chinatown & the CBD

    Incorporated in a row of shophouses, Al-Abrar Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Singapore. At prayer times worshippers often spill out onto the…

  • Seng Wong Beo Temple

    Chinatown & the CBD

    Tucked behind red gates next to the Tanjong Pagar MRT station, this temple, seldom visited by tourists, is dedicated to the Chinese City God, who is not…

  • Siang Cho Keong Temple

    Chinatown & the CBD

    Small, Taoist Siang Cho Keong Temple was built by the Hokkien community in 1867–69. Left of the temple entrance you’ll see a small ‘dragon well’: drop a…