Chijmes was originally a monastery of the Catholic Order Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus in Singapore. Today, the historic complex is a popular meeting place with a variety of restaurants and bars and an atmosphere similar to the Covent Garden in London. Both the main building of the cloister Caldwell House and the monastery chapel Chijmes Hall were declared national monuments.
The monastery complex, with cobblestone paths, courtyards, and small gardens, is a place of tranquility within the fast-paced city of Singapore, despite the fact that its restaurants and bars are now crowded in their walls. In addition to culinary attractions, art and handicrafts are also on offer moved in. The whole compound is used as a picturesque backdrop for musicals, theater performances, concerts, fashion shows, etc. The attached old chapel is a place for weddings.