The Fuk Tak Chi Museum was Singapore’s very first street museum.
It was erected in 1824 by the Hakka to initially serve as a temple honouring Tua Pek Kong, catering to the Taoist and Confucianist community of the era, making it the city-state’s oldest temple.
Fuk Tak Chi Museum, History, Entrance Fee & Opening Hours, Singapore
By 1998, the structure was restored and then converted into an incredible museum housing a diverse collection of artefacts depicting the culture and history of Chinese migrants.
With over 200 artefacts on display, which have been donated by Chinatown residents, a visit to the museum will give you an in-depth look into the lives of the early Chinese.
The museum is also worth visiting because it has been so elegantly restored by Malaysian and Chinese craftsmen, and it now makes up part of the property belonging to the chic Amoy Hotel.
The Fuk Tak Chi Museum is located at 76 Telok Ayer Street. Operating hours are 10am to 10pm daily.