Singapore, January 28, 2016
The rejuvenated Chinatown Heritage Centre (牛车水原貌馆) officially opens today to unveil a refreshed visitor experience that tells a richer story of Chinatown’s evolution from its early days as a Chinese migrant settlement to today’s vibrant heritage precinct.
Visitors to the Centre can expect a more comprehensive Chinatown story narrative that goes beyond the 1960s, more in-depth collection of personal stories from the Chinatown community, deeper exploration of Chinatown’s multi-ethnicity, clan associations, nightlife and heritage businesses, and enhanced multi-sensory features in the form of soundscapes, multimedia content, interactive story panels, olfactory experience and mood lighting. These will be complemented by a line-up of immersive tours and events.
The Centre, which underwent rejuvenation in October 2014, is officially reopened by Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) today. The rejuvenation aims to strengthen the Centre’s content and presentation style since it first opened in 2002, so as to better bring alive the precinct’s heritage. It will be operated by Chinatown Heritage Centre Pte Ltd, a consortium between Singapore River Cruise, Journeys, and Splash Entertainment.