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Museum & Rochor Area Guide

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Museum & Rochor
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As the name suggests, the Museum district is rich in history and home to several cultural attractions, including the National Museum, Peranakan Museum and Singapore Art Museum. It's also one of Singapore's greenest district, with a choice of parks and open spaces. 

The neighbouring Rochor has a reputation for being one of Singapore's artiest districts, and is filled with arts schools, colleges and institutions. It's also well-known for the iconic multi-coloured blocks of the Rochor Centre residential and retail complex, but this is due to be demolished in 2018. 

Museum & Rochor Ratings

Schools

1.5

Entertainment

5

Family Friendly

3

Transport Links

4.5

Museum & Rochor Pros & Cons

Pros

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Wide choice of museums and cultural attractions
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Veyr pedestrian-friendly
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Plenty of parks and greenery

Cons

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Lack of housing
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Limited choice of international schools

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