Chinatown Trail

Estimated trail distance: 2.5 km

18 loved this Trail

Former Eng Aun Tong

Clan and Trade Associations

Siang Cho Keong

Former Lai Chun Yuen

Kong Chow Wui Koon

Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple

Former Coolie Quarters

Murray Terrace

9 Neil Road

Jinrikisha Station

Former Majestic Theater

Former Great Southern Hotel

Cundhi Gong

Poon Yue Association

Former S.I.T. Government Quarters

Former Jing Hwa Cinema

Eu Yan Sang

Ee Hoe Hean Club

Thian Hock Keng

Jamae Mosque

Sri Mariamman Temple

Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church

Former Nagore Dargah

Al-Abrar Mosque

Custom House, Maxwell Road

Singapore Chin Kang Huay Kuan

Chinatown Trail

18 loved this Trail

Estimated trail distance: 2.5 km

  1. Former Eng Aun Tong
  2. Clan and Trade Associations
  3. Siang Cho Keong
  4. Former Lai Chun Yuen
  5. Kong Chow Wui Koon
  6. Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple
  7. Former Coolie Quarters
  8. Murray Terrace
  9. 9 Neil Road
  10. Jinrikisha Station
  11. Former Majestic Theater
  12. Former Great Southern Hotel
  13. Cundhi Gong
  14. Poon Yue Association
  15. Former S.I.T. Government Quarters
  16. Former Jing Hwa Cinema
  17. Eu Yan Sang
  18. Ee Hoe Hean Club
  19. Thian Hock Keng
  20. Jamae Mosque
  21. Sri Mariamman Temple
  22. Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church
  23. Former Nagore Dargah
  24. Al-Abrar Mosque
  25. Custom House, Maxwell Road
  26. Singapore Chin Kang Huay Kuan
Culture & Community
Organised by
Urban Redevelopment Authority
Number of points
Estimated trail distance
2.5 km

Download Chinatown Trail Booklet | Download Chinatown Trail Map

The Historic District of Chinatown comprises four distinct sub-districts: Telok Ayer, Kreta Ayer, Bukit Pasoh and Tanjong Pagar. 

This guide introduces the history and character of the area and explains its growth from the 1820s, when it began as the first settlement of immigrants from southern China and southern India, until the immediate post-World War II period. Together with the other precincts south of the Singapore River, they made up what was known colloquially as the Greater Town (or Da Po, 大坡) of Singapore. Because of its architectural, historical and social importance, the area was given conservation status on 7 July 1989.