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6 Compelling Reasons to Choose a Hotel in Chinatown Singapore

Treat yourself to a plethora of  must visit tourists spots in Chinatown!


Is it your first time in the Chinatown area of Singapore and you don’t know where to start exploring this vibrant district?

Fret no more as we will give you a glimpse of sights and activities in the place which is also known as the tapestry of Singapore’s cultural diversity!

One of the best ways to immerse in Chinatown’s rich cultural heritage is to delve into the unique neighbourhoods of Tanjong Pagar, Bukit Pasoh, Kreta Ayer, and Telok Ayer. Whether your stay is short-term or long-term, let’s make the most out of your Singapore trip! You may be bombarded by the number of activities to try, so here’s a curated experience just for you to check out during your stay.


 1. Have some trip down memory lane with Yip Yew Chong’s Heritage Mural Trail 


Be in awe as you indulge yourself with Chinatown’s history through the way of art.

Situated at Chinatown, Telok Ayer, you can take yourself for a troll and discover Yip Yew Chong’s Dreams of Chinatown series of whimsical wall paintings! Creating murals was Yip’s way to reminisce his childhood memories but who would have thought that it’ll become one of the recommended tourist attractions today? The artwork also depicts the dreams and past realities of a person who grew up in Chinatown back in the days.

Prepare your playful poses for selfies with Yip Yew Chong’s paintings.


If going to a heritage site feels overwhelming for you, then you might take this location into consideration to have a brief insight of the area’s history. Indeed a perfect spot to take your playful selfies with your friends!


2. Sate your appetite with Chinatown’s Pure Pandan chiffon cakes!

Craving for some fluffy, bouncy, light, and sweet snack or dessert? Well, let’s get you taste the iconic Pure Pandan chiffon cake in Chinatown! Owning up to being widely known as Singapore’s national cake, this aromatic pastry is flavoured and naturally-coloured with the juices of Pandan leaves. If you’re looking for a beverage to match this snack, why not try to grab a drink at The Moon: 37 Mosque Street?

Satisfy your tummy with the sweetness of Pure Pandan Chiffon Cake.


3. Enrich your understanding of three prominent religious buildings in Singapore

The bustling Chinatown is a home to different old religious buildings such as:

  • Sri Mariamman Temple – the oldest temple in Singapore, dedicated to the Goddess of Sri Mariamman Temple Mariamman. She’s known for her power to cure illnesses and diseases. In addition to worship, locals also encourage tourists to be attentive of the intricate details of the temple’s design, as it is considered as the landmark cherished by generations of Hindu worshippers.
Visit and pray for you and your loved ones  at Sri Mariamman Temple.
  • Jamae Mosque – the oldest mosque in Singapore and serves as a reminder of the considerably large population of Chulia immigrants who had settled in the Chinatown district. The design of Jamae Mosque is most likely inspired by the Indo-Islamic style while comprising Neoclassical elements as well.
  • Buddha Tooth Relic Temple – situated in the historic district of Chinatown. Showcasing Buddhist art is one of the key features of the temple’s interior and exterior design. On the third floor of the temple, you will see a collection of revered Buddha artefacts, including relics such as bones and tongues. The  Sacred Light Hall on the fourth floor contains the temple’s centrepiece.
Have a little informative tour and see the amazing collections at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.


4. Sky’s the limit at the Pinnacle @ Duxton Skybridge

We’re hitting two birds with one stone in defining the Pinnacle at Duxton as it is known to be Singapore’s inaugural 50-storey public housing and recognized as the first in the world with two sky bridges linking seven towers. The sky bridges are a perfect spot to get a panoramic view of the city. The area is open daily for visitors, operating from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. To enter the Pinnacle Sky Garden Skybridge, tourists are required to purchase a ticket with an admission fee of $6 per person.

It feels like you’re on top of the world when you reach the peak of Pinnacle at Duxton.


5. Explore the Chinatown Street Market

If you wish to buy souvenirs that will help you share what Chinatown feels like to your family and friends, Chinatown Street Market is the best place to consider! It has a variety of items such as silk robes and lucky cats. The market is open during the day but looks more picturesque at night.

To commemorate your Singapore trip, buy some souvenirs at Chinatown Street Market.


6. Track down the transformation of Singapore from a budding nation to becoming one of the most livable cities in Asia

If you’re keen on discovering more about the country, you can head to the Singapore City Gallery, which features a massive architectural model that gives tourists a bird’s eye view of the city centre as well as a multi-sensory experience that deeply immerses people in the magnificent orchestration of Singapore’s urbanisation journey.

Having a few places to visit in the district means that there is no time to waste commuting between places – so you may want to choose a hotel that’s located within the district. Finding a hotel in Singapore’s Chinatown depends on your budget and style. To top off your experience, there are plenty of boutique hotels in Chinatown which are nestled within restored shophouses. 

At Heritage Collection, there are 2 hotels in Chinatown which you can choose from during your stay in Singapore. 

1. Heritage Collection on Chinatown, located at 227 South Bridge Road

Our property in Chinatown is perfect for couples, friends, and solo travellers. With prices ranging from $130 to $185, you can have your own private space equipped with different essential amenities! Romanticize your everyday life at Singapore with our aesthetically pleasing and quality rooms. 


2. Heritage Collection on Pagoda, located at 63 Pagoda Street

If you’re seeking for a minimalist place but still have everything you need on a daily basis, check out our collection on Pagoda! With a comfy bed, a space solely dedicated for your own solitude, and staff who can cater your unique needs, you might want to consider making a reservation with us.


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If you’ve already decide on which Heritage Collection hotels you’d like to stay, you may head over to complete your booking here. Pss, if you sign up as our member, you get to enjoy 5% off your stay and earn points for future stays!

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