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The heart of Chinatown, Kreta Ayer is home to an assortment of traditional trades, homegrown brands and some of the best hawker food around.

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The Tintin Shop

A specialty store selling collectibles from the world renowned classic comic, Tin Tin, the Tintin shop is filled to the brim with Tin Tin paraphernalia, from posters to comics to rare collectibles.

56 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059215

t: +65-8183-2210       e: info.tintin@gmail.com

opening hours:11am - 9pm (Daily)


Yong Gallery

Enter a world of hand-crafted elegance at Yong Gallery, where every piece of Chinese calligraphy and wood carving is a masterwork formed by the skilled hands of contemporary aritsts Yong Cheong Thye and Cheh Kai Hon, who are equally capable of creating both traditional and modern artwork.

260 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058809

w: www.yonggallery.com/ygIndex.aspx

t: +65-6226-1718       e: yong_gallery@pacific.net.sg

opening hours:10am - 7pm (Mon to Fri)
Closed on Sat & Sun


On Cheong Jewellery

With a name derived from the phrase "平安昌盛", which means peace and prosperity, On Cheong Jewellery is one of Singapore's top purveyors of unique jewellery designs and expert craftsmanship, living up to their promise of elegant creations for timeless appreciation.

251 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058800

w: www.oncheong.sg

t: +65-6223-4788       f: +65-6221-1228       e: jewels@oncheong.sg

opening hours:10.15am - 6.15pm (Mon to Sat)
Closed on Sun & PH


On Cheong Jewellery

With a name derived from the phrase "平安昌盛", which means peace and prosperity, On Cheong Jewellery is one of Singapore's top purveyors of unique jewellery designs and expert craftsmanship, living up to their promise of elegant creations for timeless appreciation.

239, 241 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059438

w: www.oncheong.sg

t: +65-6323-5833       f: +65-6323-5933      

opening hours:11am - 9pm (Daily)
Closed on PH


CHOOSE. by Olive Ventures

Singapore's first eco-store, CHOOSE. provides environmentally friendly products and services that promote sustainability, believing that there are many things we can choose to do to help protect the planet without having to drastically change our lifestlye.

26A Sago Street, Singapore 059021

w: oliveventures.com.sg

t: +65-6323-0651       e: choose@oliveventures.com.sg

opening hours:10am - 8pm (Daily)


Chinatown Complex

Visit this 3-storey complex for the best choices of daily neccessities, fresh food such as poultry and vegetables, fashion wear and more. After shopping, take a break at level 2, which houses one of the best hawker centres in Singapore with renowned local favourites such as Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice, Niu Che Shui Famous Glutinous Rice and Xiu Ji Ikan Bulis Yong Tau Fu.

335 Smith Street, Singapore 050335

Thye Shan Medical Hall

Trusted by Singaporeans since 1955, you can find any and every traditional remedy you'll ever need at Thye Shan Medical Hall, from medicated oils and ointments to herbal teas to rare medicinal herbs.

264/266 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058813

w: www.thyeshan.com

t: +65-6323-1968       f: +65-6323-5691       e: custsvc@thyeshan.com

opening hours:10am - 8pm (Daily)


Thye Shan Medical Hall

Trusted by Singaporeans since 1955, you can find any and every traditional remedy you'll ever need at Thye Shan Medical Hall, from medicated oils and ointments to herbal teas to rare medicinal herbs.

201 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059428

w: www.thyeshan.com

t: +65-6223-1326       f: +65-6222-0346       e: custsvc@thyeshan.com

opening hours:9am - 9pm (Daily)


Eu Yan Sang International Ltd

Setting foot in Chinatown in 1910, Eu Yan Sang quickly grew into one of the biggest traditional chinese medicine and healthcare companies in the world, their decades of expertise now augmented by cutting edge scientific methods and technology.

269 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058818

w: www.euyansang.com

t: +65-6225-3211       f: +65-6225-8276       e: customersvc@euyansang.com

opening hours:9am - 6pm (Mon to Sat)
Closed on Sun & PH


 
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Bee Cheng Hiang

Mention the words "Bee Cheng Hiang" to anyone and you'll probably get a rave review detailing the succulent sweetness and delightful texture of their bak kwa, their winning recipe unchanged since their days as a humble pushcart stall in 1933.

189 New Bridge Road #01-01, Singapore 059422

w: www.bch.com.sg

t: +65-6223-7059      

Lim Chee Guan

Rain or shine, a queue can be seen forming for Lim Chee Guan's signature Bak Kwa. Regardless of the many generations that it has been passed on to, their undying passion to preserve the juicy perfection that made their bak kwa so popular remains.

203 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059429

w: www.limcheeguan.com.sg

t: +65-6227-8302       f: +65-6323-4063       e: info@limcheeguan.com.sg

opening hours:9am - 10pm (Daily)


Yum Cha

Open daily in the heart of Chinatown, an authentic spread of dim sum specialties await your enjoyment in the traditional Chinese dining ambience of push carts, wooden chairs and round marbled tables.

20 Trengganu Street #02-01, Singapore 058479

w: www.yumcha.com.sg

t: +65-6372-1717       f: +65-6323-5375       e: chinatown@yumcha.com.sg

opening hours:11am - 1pm (Mon to Fri)
9am - 11pm (Sat, Sun & PH)


Tak Po

There's no better place for reasonably priced authentic Hong Kong dim sum than Tak Po, with all-time favourites such as har gaw, siew mai and chee cheong fun along with an extensive selection of congees.

42 - 44 Smith Street, Singapore 058954

t: +65-6225-0302      

opening hours:7.30am - 10.30pm (Daily)


Chinatown Complex

Located at level 2, the hawker centre of Chinatown Complex houses renowned local favourites such as Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice, Niu Che Shui Famous Glutinous Rice and Xiu Ji Ikan Bulis Yong Tau Fu - a definite must-go destination for any food lover in Chinatown!

335 Smith Street, Singapore 050335

Tong Heng

With over 80 years of experience to perfect their pastries and desserts with, Tong Heng's egg tarts, mooncakes, and wide range of other confectioneries are a great complement to any meal.

285 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058833

t: +65-6223-3649      

opening hours:9am - 10pm (Daily)


Lee Kui (Ah Hoi) Restaurant

For a truly unique gastronomic experience, head to Lee Kui (Ah Hoi) Restaurant, which has been serving up traditional Teochew cuisine such as their signature dish, the Cold Crab, since 1968.

8 -10 Mosque Street, Singapore 059490

t: +65-6222-3654      

opening hours:11am - 10pm (Daily)


Eight Treasures Vegetarian

A vegetarian restaurant situated next to Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Eight Treasure Vegetarian uses fresh and natural ingredients to create vegetarian delicacies that are as good for your health as they are tasty.

282A South Bridge Road, Singapore 058831

w: www.8treasuresgroup.com.sg

t: +65-6534-7727      

opening hours:11am - 9pm (Daily)


 
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Kong Chow Wui Koon

Established 170 years ago, Kong Chow Wui Koon promotes the strong traditions of Chinese culture, such as lion dance, martial arts and chinese opera.

321 New Bridge Road, Singapore 088758

w: www.kongchow.org

t: +65-6223-9806       f: +65-6223-2596       e: info@kongchow.org

Dahlia Gallery

Dahlia Gallery supports local and Singapore-based emerging artists by showcasing their work and giving them exposure in Singapore and Asia.

The gallery conducts cultural activities and art lessons, including Chinese calligraphy and painting lessons to promote the Chinese culture.

There is a "Living Art" session featuring custom-designed Peranakan Lanterns that are suitable for all occasions.

69A Pagoda Street, Singapore 059228

w: www.dahliagallerysg.com

t: +65-6222-7809       e: debbie@dahliagallerysg.com

opening hours:12pm - 7pm (Tue to Sat)
12pm - 5pm (Sun)
Closed on Mon & PH


Utterly Art

If names like Martin Loh, Trina Poon and Kiko Escora get you all pumped up, then Utterly Art is the gallery for you. A frontrunner in the Singapore art scene, Utterly Art boasts the artwork and photography of leading local and regional artists and photographers.

229A South Bridge Road, Singapore 058778

w: utterlyart.com.sg

t: +65-6226-2605       e: utterlyart@pacific.net.sg

opening hours:12pm - 8pm (Mon to Sat)
12pm - 5.30pm (Sun)
Call Keng Hock at 94872006 for appointments


Singapore Coins and Notes Museum

If there's one thing that will always be an integral part of human civilisation, it's money - and the Singapore Coins and Notes Museum pays this fundamental aspect of society its due tribute by tirelessly documenting currencies of the world, from the earliest crude barter trade objects to the latest polymer notes.

40 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059199

w: www.singaporecoinsandnotesmuseum.com

t: +65-6222-2486      

opening hours:10am - 8pm (Daily)


Chinatown Heritage Centre

Step into the past when you enter the Chinatown Heritage Centre, a three-storey recreation of 1950's Singapore that is faithful down to the smallest of details and filled with insightful videos and descriptions of Singapore's heritage.

46, 48, 50 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059205

w: www.chinatownheritagecentre.sg

t: +65-6221-9556       e: chc@ducktours.com.sg

Heritage Wedding Gallery

Tying the knot hasn't always been about flowing white robes, diamond rings and lilies - as you'll discover when you visit the Heritage Wedding Gallery. Housing an extensive collection of traditional Chinese wedding costumes, jewellery, bethrothal gifts and furniture, the Heritage Wedding Gallery will bring you deep into the world of traditional Chinese weddings.

38 North Canal Road, Singapore 059294

w: heritagewedding.org

t: +65-6438-5698       e: admin@heritagewedding.org

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

Founded by the Venerable Shi Fazhao in 2002, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is filled with intricate woodwork and beautiful stonework, its imposing architecture a housing fit for the priceless relic held within - the tooth of Buddha.

288 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058840

w: www.btrts.org.sg

t: +65-6220-0220       e: services@btrts.org.sg

Sri Mariamman Temple

The oldest Hindu temple in Singapore, the Sri Mariamman Temple is still one of the most prominent places of worship for Hindu devotees all over the country, her brightly coloured facade standing among the most recognisable landmarks of Chinatown.

244 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058793

t: +65-6223-4064       f: +65-6225-5015       e: heb_smt@pacific.net.sg

opening hours:9am - 5pm (Mon & Tue, Thu to Sat)
9.45am - 5pm (Wed)
9am - 1.30pm (Sun)


Jamae Mosque

Built in 1826 by Tamil-Muslim merchants from India's Coromandal Coast, Jamae Mosque is an architectural anomaly - her distinctively South Indian entrance masking a pair of Neo-classical prayer halls.

218 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058767

w: www.mosque.org.sg/jamae_chulia/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

t: +65-6221-4165       f: +65-6225-7425       e: jamaechulia@jamaechulia.mosque.org.sg

 
unwind
Ten Dollar Club Family KTV Karaoke

Besides a wide-ranging song list that stretches from classic oldies to the latest pop sensations, you will also enjoy top notch ambience and service at Ten Dollar Club Family KTV - all at the reasonable price of ten dollars.

31A - 35A Smith Street, Singapore 058948

t: +65-6225-1231       f: +65-6323-0771      

opening hours:2pm - 2am (Daily)


Kbox

Launched in 2002, KBox quickly grew to become one of Singapore's leading karaoke outlets. Now with 32 stylishly designed guest rooms comprising of Party, Large, Medium and Small sized rooms using state-of-the-art karaoke systems set in a cozy and trendy ambience, KBox brings the premier singing experience to the whole family.

211 New Bridge Road #03-00, Singapore 059432

w: www.kbox.com.sg

t: +65-6534-3113      

opening hours:11am onwards (Daily)


Kenko Wellness Spa

Founded by Dr Jimi Tan who developed a style of therapeutic massages and treatments specially for the spa, Kenko Wellness Spa delivers quick and effective relief from migraine, back and neck problems through their unique reflexology treatments.

199 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058748

w: www.kenko.com.sg

t: +65-6223-0303       f: +65-6324-0229       e: southbridge@kenko.com.sg

opening hours:10am - 10pm (Daily)


Afond Boutique Spa

Ever heard of Jacuzzi Hydrotherapy? Well, at AFOND Boutique Spa, you'll find an exhaustive range of professional spa services - from standard fare to exotic offerings - all at affordable prices.

293/293A South Bridge Road, Singapore 058837

w: www.afondspa.com

t: +65-6836-0676       f: +65-6225-9952       e: enquiry@afondspa.com

opening hours:11am - 9pm (Mon to Fri)
10.30am - 6.30pm (Sat, Sun & PH)


Unet Internet Café

Internet Café

34 Mosque Street, Singapore 059512

Tenchi Digital Lifestyle Internet Café

Internet Café

211 New Bridge Road, Lucky Chinatown #B1-06-11, Singapore 059432

w: www.tenchi.com.sg

t: +65-6224-7236      

 
rest
The Inn at Temple Street

Located in 5 exquisitely restored shophouses at the epicentre of Chinatown, The Inn at Temple Street exudes an air of warmth and traditional hospitality amidst the modern luxuries of their rooms.

36 Temple Street, Singapore 058581

w: www.theinn.com.sg

t: +65-6221-5333       f: +65-6225-5391       e: theinn@singnet.com.sg

Santa Grand Hotel Chinatown

Featuring rooms with the relaxed and open “Hacienda Personality” of the Spanish countryside and in a location that immerses guests in a new experience, Santa Grand Hotel Chinatown is pitched to appeal to the western individual traveler who wants to experience all that Singapore has to offer.

Santa Grand Hotel Chinatown is located in the highly dynamic Chinatown precinct. Blended into the history and culture of Chinatown will be the tourism and sightseeing benefits that make modern day Chinatown a must visit.

20 Trengganu Street, Singapore 058479

w: www.santagrandhotels.com

t: +65-6238-5455/62988889       f: +65-6255-8089/63968356       e: chinatowhotel@santa.com.sg / reservation@santa.com.sg

The Porcelain Hotel

Sitting squarely on the historical Mosque Street and nestled among traditional shophouses and offbeat shops, Porcelain Hotel offers a unique boutique hotel stay that brings together the familiarity of nostalgia and the excitement of new experiences.

48 Mosque Street, Singapore 059526

w: porcelainhotel.com

t: +65-6645-3131       f: +65-6645-3132       e: enquiry@porcelainhotel.com

 
enrich
Heritage Wedding Gallery

Heritage Wedding Gallery welcomes you to join them on the 2-hours pre-wedding workshop, to share on the beliefs and practices that you would want to know in a Chinese wedding customary and practices.

Tour programs are also available to share on historical stories and details of marriage practices from different dialects and its cultural background.

38 North Canal Road, Singapore 059294

w: heritagewedding.org

t: +65-6438-5698       e: admin@heritagewedding.org

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