National Museum. Charmingly restored C.19th building showcasing Singapore’s vivid history via galleries covering local food, fashion, art and film, plus rotating exhibs / nationalmuseum.sg. Feeling peckish? Hop over to Chef Chan’s fancy Canto enclave to admire his yum food and antique stash / 12 Kallang Ave / 6333 0073 / min 4 / lunch & dinner daily.
Peranakan Museum. A beginner’s course on Baba-nyonya culture and identity, filled with intriguing artefacts. 39 Armenian St / 6332 7591 / closed Mon am / peranakanmuseum.sg / end with a culinary journey at The Blue Ginger (see Rest/smart)