Discover the Unexpected

6 loved this Trail

Chinatown Heritage Centre

Sri Mariamman Temple

Annalakshmi Janatha

Thian Hock Keng Temple

Li-Hong Jade

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum

Chinatown Visitor Centre

Maxwell Food Centre

Discover the Unexpected

6 loved this Trail

  1. Chinatown Heritage Centre
  2. Sri Mariamman Temple
  3. Annalakshmi Janatha
  4. Thian Hock Keng Temple
  5. Li-Hong Jade
  6. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum
  7. Chinatown Visitor Centre
  8. Maxwell Food Centre
Culture & Community, Lifestyle, Food
Organised by
Singapore Tourism Board
Number of points

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Chinatown is a mix of old and new, a place where disparate cultures converge. Beyond Chinese landmarks, the neighbourhood delights with beautiful heritage buildings dedicated to Indian, Malay and even Arab communities. 

The ever-evolving neighbourhood is also in the heart of the financial district and office workers from surrounding buildings flock here in the evening. Chic nightclubs and cutting-edge restaurants exist within traditional shophouses—just one of many unexpected surprises. Whether you’re looking to indulge in the latest innovations by envelope-pushing chefs and mixologists, or satisfy your curiosity about local culture, you’ll be spoilt for choice here. And with all of them located in such close proximity, you’ll have the luxury of doing it all in a single day.