This is a recreation of Tuck Cheong Tailor workshop, a typical sight lining Pagoda Street from the 1950s to 1980s.
Make Singapore’s history come alive for your kids with a visit to the newly renovated Chinatown Heritage Centre.
Housed within three shophouses at 48 Pagoda Street, it has six galleries with interactive features, including displays of opium, traditional Chinese medicine and spices that you can smell.
Learn more about the lives of a trishaw rider, carpenter, hawker, samsui woman and clog maker. Or listen to the voice of Cantonese storyteller Lee Dai Soh retelling martial arts dramas coming through an old radio.
Tickets cost $12 for adults and $8 for children until Jan 27, 2016; senior citizens enter for free if they are accompanied by a paying visitor.
From Jan 28, the tickets will be $15 for adults, $11 for children and $3 for seniors accompanied by a paying visitor. Watch a video of the centre here.
Experience a coolie’s job.
Living quarters occupied by the early settlers in Chinatown.
Find out who’s downstairs. This peephole is on the second level of the Physician’s Family’s cubicle
Insta-friendly benches in the shape of clogs outside the heritage centre.