7. Singapore – World’s Most Incredible Cities

Insider’s guide to Singapore, ranked #7 in our countdown of ‘100 Most Incredible Cities in the World’.

Insider’s tips

Loh Lik Peng
Founder of the Unlisted Collection of boutique hotels and restaurants

The Smallest Hidden Museum

Pay a visit to Funny Museum by Daniel Wang, the smallest museum in Singapore at only 45 square metres.

Not just any ordinary antique store or furniture shop, the museum is hidden inside a specialty design retail space at Keong Saik Road and features a mixture of antiques, industrial, science, geographic and many other oddities waiting
to be discovered.

Where the Antiques Are

Tong Mern Sern Antiques Shop, located in a conserved pre-war shop house in the Tanjong Pagar area, is a treasure trove of everything imaginable, from old Chinese four-poster beds to porcelain bowls to old jewellery to figurines to furniture and lights.

It is a well-loved haunt of both local and expatriate antique collectors.

Curious Shrine in the Park

Nestled between Keong Saik Road and Bukit Pasoh Road is Duxton Plain Park, where the Shrine of Sharifah Rogayah lies.

The curious coffin-shaped shrine is located right against the back doors of a row of shop houses and is well-tended.

It is dedicated to Sharifah Rogayah, the granddaughter of Habib Noh, known as the saint of Singapore.


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