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Address: Crot | Trengganu, Singapore, Singapore
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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For a fascinating peek into Singapore’s Chinese culture and history,...

For a fascinating peek into Singapore’s Chinese culture and history, Chinatown is good place to start. Here, you’ll enjoy a mix of heritage visits to museums, shopping as well as a good variety of food options, sure to leave a traveller happy and satisfied at the end of the day.

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affordable souvenirs with a taste of local culture

where you can see a lot of souvenirs at affordable prices, food stalls and hawker chains as low as SGD1. you can haggle with the attendants depending on the number of items you... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

where you can see a lot of souvenirs at affordable prices, food stalls and hawker chains as low as SGD1. you can haggle with the attendants depending on the number of items you have to buy. colorful streets and buildings within this area.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Go in the afternoon and stay when the sun goes down to take in all the beautiful lights. Great souvenir shopping.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I always travel down to have authentic chinese food, especially sichuan food. If you find a good restaurant, it was affordable and nice. Really...my favorite part of Chinatown is food, food, food... of course you can buy some small items with Chinese culture. cheap and interesting too. The best is either mid-automn festival season or.Chinese new year period. LOTS OF... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to buy all your cheap souvenirs to take home but not much more. The eateries were average (we went to two) If you want a taste of China you wont get it here. But, in saying that I'd still recommend a visit - just to see the place and buy the gifts for those back home. The MRT... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you can avoid weekend that'd be great. Take public transport. Having said that Chinatown is filled with goodies, and I'm not talking about the cheap China made souvenirs but things like arts and crafts shop on top of people's park. As well as various shop selling fabric that's much lesser than Spotlight and of good quality. Also if you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So, this place is great for some inexpensive retail therapy. You practically get everything here. Curios, antiques, clothes, household items etc..you name it and it is there. I was particularly impressed by the art shops that carried some inspiring work and the Tintin shop that just took my breath away. There are a lot of eating joints where you can... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a China Town different from any others elsewhere: the buildings remain unchanged over the last 100 years. The whole area is full of buildings with individual character. Once you walk through the shops, you will feel like walking in any street in China. They sell everything you can think of related to China. It is a must for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Singapore"s Chinatown is situated in the centre of the city and houses countless shops and restaurants featuring the food of the various provinces of China.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The standard tourist bits. Would have liked to find more of the Chinese. The little lndia area was much better, some tourist but for the locals with their shops, jewellery store and clothing markets.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are varieties of foods, local products and other handmade product which is really interesting. The best thing in China town is FOOD. Great and cheap.

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Chinatown
Chinatown is a classic combination of colourful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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