Andrew Tan opens ‘Chinatown Museum’ in his Binondo mall
Megaworld is opening the country’s first cultural museum at its Lucky Chinatown Mall in Binondo, Manila in a bid to attract more guests and tourists.
Located at the 4th level of Lucky Chinatown’s Building A, the Chinatown Museum features 18 galleries, with each focusing on various influences and historical events that have shaped the cultural, social and economic threads of Binondo – from its establishment as a settlement for Christianized Chinese to the height of downtown Escolta on its way to becoming a bustling commercial downtown of colonial Manila.
The new cultural landmark, recognized by the National Historical Commission and National Commission for the Culture and the Arts, is envisioned as a community space and heritage project that lends a visual retelling of the rich history of Binondo.
Chinatown Museum follows the opening of the Iloilo Museum for Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA), the first museum of its kind in the Visayas and Mindanao region, inside Megaworld’s Iloilo Business Park township in Mandurriao, Iloilo.
It is connected directly to the main mall of Lucky Chinatown via a bridgeway at the fourth level and the newly-opened Hotel Lucky Chinatown.
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10AM to 6PM. Admission rates for regular visitors are priced at P150, senior citizens at P120 and students at P100. Kids below four feet are free of charge.