Guide To Know About The Chinatown Neighbourhood
Chinatown Neighbourhood received its Chinese moniker, Niu Che Shui or Bullock-Cart-Water during colonial times, when freshwater gets transported, thereby bullock-drawn carts to suit the requirements of the large number of Chinese immigrants who had made it their home. Since then, Chinatown has evolved into a hub of culture, not simply for Chinese people; it is now Singapore’s biggest Historic District. Chinatown Neighbourhood has five districts that were classified as conservation zones by the Urban Redevelopment Board in 1989, and with good reason: it is an authentic treasure mine of Singaporean history and culture. Chinatown now is an unusual mix of old and contemporary, with aged shophouses coexisting with gleaming glass and chrome commercial structures.
Play – Chinatown:
Sri Mariamman Temple, Masjid Jamae, and the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple are famous temples of different religions that have stood side by side on South Bridge Road for decades, some of which get built in the mid-1800s. These temples are famous tourist destinations since they are open to the public, although far from the sole tourist attraction in the Chinatown Neighbourhood. The Chinatown Visitors’ Centre offers a variety of guided tours, some of which are free, that vary in route, target audience, and price.
Learn – Chinatown :
Outram Secondary School, River Valley Primary School, and Zhangde Primary School Singapore Management University campus are close to Chinatown. Furthermore, on the fourth floor of Chinatown Point is a library dedicated to Chinese Arts and Culture (the first of its type) that interacts with communities and interest groups to organise various programs and exhibitions. These activities mainly revolve around Chinese culture and are a fun alternative to spending a dull afternoon at home.
Chinatown Parks and Gardens:
Telok Ayer Green gets concealed from the often bustling main roadways, sandwiched between the Thian Hock Keng temple and Nagore Durgha Shrine. It is a lovely public park located in the centre of Chinatown. It is the place to go if you’re looking for a fun environment for your kids to play. There are covered picnic tables, BBQ pits climbing structures, and a playground in the park. It’s excellent for a fun family day out in this way. There’s also Ann Siang Hill, which has several good walking routes. Old and repaired shophouses, as well as tamarind and cinnamon trees, may be found.
Public Library – Chinatown:
Officially launched in 2013, Library at Chinatown is the first philanthropic-funded themed library dedicated to Chinese arts and culture. Thanks to the sponsorship of CP1 Pte Ltd and Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, the library’s collection gets replenished with new books and audio-visual resources encompassing a diverse spectrum of around 90 cultural, heritage, and learning programs. This Chinatown library has a themed selection of books on calligraphy, literature, music, painting, traditions, and customs, among other topics. There’s also a small selection of things in commonly spoken Chinese dialects like Hokkien, Teochew, and Cantonese.
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