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Chinese Heritage Centre
48 Pagoda St.
65 6325 2878
One of Singapore's best museums, where you will get a first-hand feel of the cramped living quarters that Chinese immigrants once endured.

One of the three three Southeast Asia galleries at the Asian Civilization Museum
One of the three three Southeast Asia galleries at the Asian Civilization Museum

Asian Civilisation Museum
1 Empress Place
65 6332 7798
A museum with thematic exhibits spread over three levels, showcasing Asian cultures and civilizations, with separate galleries dedicated to China, Southeast Asia, South Asia, West Asia and the Islamic world.

Raffles Hotel
1 Beach Rd.
65 6337 1886
Iconic heritage luxury hotel named after the founder of Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles.

145 Syed Alwi Rd.
65 6295 5855
A 24-hour budget shopping paradise with 75,000 square feet of stalls peddling electronics, apparels, skincare, sportswear, luggage and more.

The legendary Raffles Hotel
The legendary Raffles Hotel

Sentosa, Singapore
800 736 8672
Arguably one of Singapore 's most popular tourism spots, Sentosa will soon be home to Singapore's new Integrated Resorts, a new marina, a huge housing development and a fourth Universal Studios theme park.

Singapore Botanic Gardens
1 Cluny Rd.
65 6471 7361
A tropical botanical institution and Singapore's flagship park, the Singapore Botanic Gardens is located in proximity to Orchard Road and is home to the world's largest display of orchids.

176 Orchard Rd.
65 6737 9000
An upmarket shopping mall with multiple restaurants and stores retailing casual clothes, books and sporting goods.

Centrepoint Shopping Mecca
Centrepoint Shopping Mecca

290 Orchard
65 6738 5535
A shopping mall that oozes luxury and boasts five floors of branded fashion and apparel, gifts and lifestyle stores.

176 Orchard Rd.
65 6733 0888
Anchor tenant of Centrepoint known for its excellent range of household products.

Ngee Ann City
391 Orchard Rd.
65 6739 9323
One of the largest malls in Southeast Asia spread out over seven floors, Ngee Ann City has numerous restaurants, a post office, banks, Takashimaya departmental store and more than 120 shops.


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