New Singapore Visitor Centre to open opposite Somerset MRT

The entrance to the new Singapore Visitor Centre, which is located in a conserved Peranakan shophouse opposite Somerset MRT. The centre will open on Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
The entrance to the new Singapore Visitor Centre, which is located in a conserved Peranakan shophouse opposite Somerset MRT. The centre will open on Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015. -- ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
Singapore souvenirs available at the new visitor centre. -- ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
Singapore souvenirs available at the new visitor centre. -- ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
The centre's retail space, which sells souvenirs made by local designers.
The centre's retail space, which sells souvenirs made by local designers.
A new Singapore Visitor Centre in a conserved Peranakan shophouse opposite Somerset MRT will open on Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015.
A new Singapore Visitor Centre in a conserved Peranakan shophouse opposite Somerset MRT will open on Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015.

SINGAPORE - A new Singapore Visitor Centre in a conserved Peranakan shophouse opposite Somerset MRT will open on Tuesday.

It will replace the existing 12-year-old visitor centre located a short walk away.

The new centre has features such as free Wi-Fi and interactive information kiosks where tourists can customise itineraries and print them out on the spot. It also has a retail space offering souvenirs by local designers such as tins featuring the facade of shophouses and tutu kueh erasers.

The old centre will close on Tuesday.