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Art Stage Singapore
254 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058803
w: www.artstagesingapore.com
t: +65-6224-4975       f: +65-6224-4695      
e: info@artstagesingapore.com
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840
w: www.btrts.org.sg
t: +65-6220-0220      
Chan Si Wui Kun
31B Mosque Street, Singapore 059509
Chinatown Heritage Centre
48-50 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059207
w: www.chinatownheritagecentre.sg
t: +65-6221-9556      
e: chc@ducktours.com.sg
Er Woo Amateur Musical and Dramatic Association
19AB Smith Street, Singapore 058933
Heritage Marker SB01 - Majestic Theatre
Eu Tong Sen Street
Heritage Marker SB02 - Great Southern Hotel
Eu Tong Sen Street
Heritage Marker SB03 - Lai Chun Yuen
Smith Street
Heritage Marker SB06 - 37 Pagoda Street: A Former Coolie House
Pagoda Street
Heritage Marker SB07 - 34 Pagoda Street: A Former Opium Den
Pagoda Street
Heritage Marker SB08 - Red Lanterns & Private Chambers
Smith Street
Heritage Marker SB09 - Street of the Dead
Sago Lane
Heritage Marker SB10 - From Steam Trams to Trolleybuses
South Bridge Road
Heritage Marker SB12 - A Chinese Medicine Shop
Temple Street
Heritage Marker SB18 - Jamae Mosque
Pagoda Street
Heritage Marker SB20 - Sri Mariamman Temple
Pagoda Street
Heritage Marker SB23 - Temple Street
Temple Street
Heritage Marker SB24 - Pagoda Street
Pagoda Street
Heritage Marker SB25 - Japanese Street
Trengganu Street
Heritage Marker SB26 - Mosque Street
Mosque Street
Heritage Marker SB27 - Fan Tsai Mei: Foreign Brothels & Gambling Dens
Sago Lane
Heritage Marker SB28 - Street of Milk Vendors
South Bridge Road
Heritage Marker SB29 - Coffin Street
Pickering Street
Heritage Marker SB30 - Tea Traders & Carriage Makers
Hokien Street
Heritage Marker SB31 - Squatters & Squalor
Nankin Street
Heritage Marker SB32 - Samsui Village
Chin Chew Street
Heritage Marker SB37 - Mount Erskine
Erskine Road
Heritage Wedding Gallery
38 North Canal Road, Singapore 059294
w: heritagewedding.org
t: +65-6438-5698      
e: admin@heritagewedding.org
Kong Chow Wui Koon
321 New Bridge Road, Singapore 088758
w: www.kongchow.org
t: +65-6223-9806       f: +65-6223-2596      
e: info@kongchow.org
Masjid Jamae Chulia (Mosque)
218 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058767
w: www.mosque.org.sg
t: +65-6221-4165      
Ping Sheh Beijing Opera Association
11A Smith Street, Singapore 058925
t: +65-6449-4524       f: +65-6227-1787      
Sek Kho Club
23 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089837
t: +65-6223-5912      
Singapore Ann Kway Association 新加坡安溪会馆
265C New Bridge Road, Singapore 096745
w: www.annkway.org
t: +65-6223-5915       f: +65-6223-0452      
e: annkway@singnet.com.sg
Singapore Association of Writers
13B Smith Street, Singapore 058927
Singapore Poon Yue Association
281 New Bridge Road, Singapore 088753
t: +65-6225-5152      
Sri Mariamman Temple
244 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058793
t: +65-6223-4064      
The Chinese Buddhist Association
23 Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore 088992
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Heritage Marker SB02 - Great Southern Hotel
Learn more about Chinatown's rich history by visiting our Heritage Markers. Installed at places of historical significance around Chinatown, each plaque provides a short history of the location in three languages - English, Simplified Chinese and Japanese.

Great Southern Hotel was once "the" place for Chinese high society in the 1930s. Built by tycoon Eu Tong Sen, Great Southern Hotel was considered highly modern when it opened in 1927. The six-storey hotel was the first in Singapore to boast a passenger elevator.

Occupying the entire fifth floor, the chic Southern Cabaret was the hotel's greatest asset,. Here, the glitterati would live it up. They sipped the finest liquor, smoked handcrafted opium pipes and danced the night away with taxi girls who were paid dance partners. For a S$1 ticket, taxi girls could be hired for three dances. It was not uncommon for a celebrity or two from China or Hong Kong to be seen amongst this well-heeled crowd. It stayed in business well past its heyday and eventually closed down in 1994.

Great Southern Hotel also provided other services such as remitting money to China, booking steamer tickets, transferring luggage and other travel requirements.
Eu Tong Sen Street
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