Chinatown, Singapore


Pinnacle@Duxton Skybridge
1G Cantonment Rd. Opening: daily from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Entrance: SGD5
About 10 minutes walk from the from Outram Park MRT Station. Singapore's tallest public housing project and has a 50th storey viewing deck that offers some of the best views of the city at a fraction of the cost of the Singapore Flyer. Payment must be made by EZ-Link card. E
nter via Block 1G on Level 1.
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Pinnacle@Duxton buildings by Malcolm Tredinnick

Singapore City Gallery
5 Maxwell Rd (opposite Maxwell Food Centre along South Bridge Road). Opening: Mon-Sat from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Entrance: free
3-storey visitor gallery with large scaled models of the entire country. The gallery tells the history of Singapore's urban planning, design and conservation strategies adopted to create a good living environment and sustainable development. Learn the story of Singapore's transformation from third to first world country. Visitors can play games on land planning and the expanse of land reclamation done on the island. It is situated within an office building. Just walk in and take the escalator up to 2nd floor for permanent exhibits.

Jamae Mosque
218 South Bridge Rd. Entrance: free

One of Singapore's oldest mosques, built in the 1830s by Tamil Muslims in the typical South Indian style. The mosque is also known as the Chulia Mosque, Maideen Mosque and the Big Mosque among Singapore's Tamil Muslim community. The present structure has remained more or less unchanged since it was constructed. A major feature of the mosque are the two octagonal minarets topped by onion domes and a miniature four-storey palace facade. Also note the intricately designed tiny doors at the entrance and cross-shaped windows.

Jamae Mosque by Terence Ong

Chinese New Year
January or February
Chinatown is at its busiest and most colourful in the month preceding the Chinese New Year, when the streets are decked with festive decorations. Street markets are thronged with people, shows entertain the crowds and the drums of lion dances echo into the night. By midnight of the New Year, there is a roar of firecrackers atop People's Park Complex, showering flaming confetti down below (steer clear!) — and for the two following days virtually everything is closed.

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