Come with us to explore our island's oldest neighbourhood, and learn about the early pioneers who helped shape Singapore's future. Step back to a time when CHIJMES was a peaceful oasis, occupied by French nuns dedicated to girls' education and the abandoned babies left to their care. A time when the La Salle Brothers founded Singapore's earliest Roman Catholic church, next to which Indian convicts built their prison. A time when an ambitious Irish architect left his everlasting imprint on this fledgling colony.
Discover the rich tapestry of the Waterloo Street arts precinct, a small but vibrant area which is emblematic of Singapore's cultural and religious diversity. Here you'll find a Synagogue, a Roman Catholic church, a Buddhist and a Hindu Temple, as well as a calligraphy centre, dance studio, visual arts centre, street art and much more.