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Chinatown Heritage Centre
Step into the past when you enter the Chinatown Heritage Centre, a three-storey recreation of 1950s Singapore that is faithful down to the smallest details and filled with insightful videos and descriptions of Singapore’s heritage.
Approximate distance from Hotel 1929: 0.5km/0.31mi
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum
A living cultural monument featuring exhibitions relating to various facets of religious arts and culture of Singapore, it also houses what Buddhist leaders regards as the sacred Buddha tooth relic in a stupa composed of 320kg of gold donated by devotees.
Approximate distance from Hotel 1929: 0.5km/0.31mi
Thian Hock Keng Temple
Thian Hock Keng is one of the oldest and most important Hokkien temple in Singapore. It was visited by Chinese immigrants giving thanks to Ma Zu (Goddess of the Sea) for their safe voyage. It was gazetted as a national monument in 1973.
Approximate distance from Hotel 1929: 1.0km/0.62mi
Sri Mariamman Temple
As Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple, it has architectural and historical significance. The most outstanding feature is the entrance tower that rises above the main entrance and richly embellished with six tiers of sculptures of hindu deities and other figures. Her brightly coloured facade standing among the most recognisable landmarks of Chinatown.
Approximate distance from Hotel 1929: 0.65km/0.40mi
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TRAVEL LIKE A LOCAL
Usually unmentioned in travel guides, do check out these lesser known heritage gems
tucked along the street corners surrounding Hotel 1929. Approach the frontdesk for
directions or go hunt them yourself!
Kong Tee Peng Temple
Located at the foot of Keong Saik Road, you won’t miss this historical structure. Kong Tee Peng temple has stood almost unchanged since its erection in 1928. Its intricately decorated tiles and traditional façade is a stark contrast from the über-hip joints that have sprung up rapidly within the vicinity. A timeless architecture that has seen the bygone years.
Approximate distance from Hotel 1929: 0.1km/0.06mi
Tong Sern Antiques Arts & Crafts
At the end of Keong Saik Road, towards Craig Road, lies a treasure trove of everything imaginable – from an old Chinese four-poster bed, to porcelain bowls, old jewellery, to figurines, furniture and lighting fixtures. A hidden gem indeed, this three storey shophouse is a well loved haunt of both local and expatriate antique collectors alike.
Approximate distance from Hotel 1929: 0.3km/0.18mi
Shrine of Sharifah Rogayah
Game for a little spook? This mysterious coffin-shaped shrine located along Duxton Plain Park, a road away from Hotel 1929 is believed to be the shrine of a direct descent of the Prophet Muhammad. The tomb is inscribed with the words “Shrine of Sharifah Rogayah, 1891” and while no official literature confirms or debunks this sensual story, it has not stopped devotees from regular visitation and offerings of fresh flowers.
Approximate distance from Hotel 1929:  0.1km/0.06mi
Pinnacle @ Duxton
Looking for an alternative panoramic view of the city apart from the typical tourist haunts such as the Singapore Flyer and Sands Skypark? Peep out of Hotel 1929 and you’ll spot The Pinnacle @ Duxton, Singapore’s tallest housing project. Head up to the 50th storey to enjoy an inexpensive view of the city skyline. A popular chill out spot among the locals, it was also the venue where the Prime Minister delivered his 2010 National Day message. Entrance fee applies.
Approximate distance from Hotel 1929: 0.45km/0.27mi
Ee Hoe Hean Club
Ee Hoe Hean Building began its long and illustrious life as Singapore's very first millionaire's club – the Ee Hoe Hean Club – whose members were social elites were actively involved in activities such as the political development of China. During the Second World War, Ee Hoe Hean Building also served as the headquarters of the anti-Japanese China Salvation Movement in Southeast Asia. Today, it is the residing place of the Tan Kah Kee Foundation Pioneers' Memorial Hall.
Approximate distance from Hotel 1929: 0.35km/0.21mi