Loves: The pagoda roof and Roman-style rectangular blocks design that displays the fusion of eastern and western elements.
Our Advice: Open to public during services – English Service on Sundays at 830am.
Chinatown can throw quite a few surprises on the unsuspecting visitor with hidden gems. Nestled in a quiet corner of the bustling locality is the Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church, a National Monument of Singapore. The structure itself is a relatively conservative one when compared to some of the other grand designs. But it more than makes up for its structural simplicity with its history and by offering a quiet place of worship and reflection.
The church was first constructed even before Singapore discovered itself as an independent nation. Suffice it to say that the structure has witnessed the rise and rise of a modern city and an economic power. Its walls are seeped with the rich cultural and historical heritage of the city-state.
Address: 235 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068656
District: Downtown Core, Central
- Alight at Tanjong Pagar MRT Station (EW15) and take Exit G
- You will see the Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church opposite
Estimated walking distance: 100m
Operating Hours: Church services are held from 8.30am to 3.30pm on Sundays
Recommended Duration: 1 hour
Tel: +65 6324 4001
Fax: +65 6324 4002