Visible in the streets of Chinatown are the bright colors of red and gold as well as the rich culture that Chinese people have. Their heritage is proudly display whenever you walt in the streets and you can smell the traditional dishes that they are always known for. You can see the temples, museums and many more. Here are some of the places to visit in Chinatown:
NUS Baba House
Also known as the National University of Singapore Baba House was built in the 1890s and was once the ancestral house of Wee family who are connected to Wee Bin, who is a shipping tycoon. The visitors are allowed to explore the Peranakan culture. The first and second floors are filled with antiques like furniture, porcelain and arts. The third floor was designated for gallery of exhibits and projects that represents the neighborhood and community from different aspects. You should schedule an appointment to visit the place.
Chinatown Street Market
The busy streets of Chinatown have a lot of stalls that sells almost everything. Most of the items sold are made in China. Food carts are also present on the streets where you can feast your taste buds until you are very full. You can also bargain with the prices here.
This Mosque was renovated during the 1980s. It was built in 1827 and was just a small building during that time.
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
This is a 4-storey temple wherein you will notice a stunning hall from the main entrance that has a high ceiling. Visitors are fascinated with the solid gold 1 metre stupa on the fourth floor where the sacred relic is being kept.
Singapore City Gallery
This gallery is for people who want to know how Singapore has evolved over time and how they managed to do everything when it comes to work, life and leisure. The gallery opened during 1999 and located within the location of historic districts. The gallery represents the past, present and future of Singapore with its 50 interactive exhibits.
This is one of the sky high views in the place wherein it is located on the top of the world’s tallest building. They only allow a certain number of visitors in this place to not disturb the people who are living in the building.
Red Dot Design Museum
You can explore some amazing gizmos and gadgets here and take the mystery out of the innovations on how to make life more easier. This is just a small gallery but there are many things that you can learn from this museum.
Directions from Chinatown to Flora Moments:
- Head southwest on South Bridge Rd toward Sago St
- Slight left to stay on South Bridge Rd
- Continue onto Tg Pagar Rd
- Turn right onto Kee Seng St
- You have arrived at Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Flora Moments is located at #02-48.