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Chinatown

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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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Good variety of local eatries and street food. Night markets for all sorts of clothing and nick naks

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved the Chinese new year decorations set up along the main road, but that's probably all. Overall, this was a busy place that was a bit smelly and dirty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved it here, very vibrant and lots to see with all the market stalls selling so much. Lots of colour and hustle and bustle

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be sure to get a foor or body message for $30 / hour. Plenty of eats everywhere. Clothes at bargain prices. Be sure to hit the fressh food a fish markets below the streets. Jewelry buyers be ware. much fake stuff but you can bargain

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an afternoon stroll through China town and a nice lunch there. It had a great atmosphere and the food was a bit cheaper than the rest of Singapore. Like the title says. It's just like most other China towns. But it was clean and the pole were friendly and helpful. Good spot to kill a few hours and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I nice break from the high-rises, but nothing to write home about. I guess you can spend 1 or 2 hours exploring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Chinatown Heritage Center is a must...this museum is housed in three restored shop houses and shows the history and culture of the Chinese immigrants by recreating their living conditions. Temple Street is worth the walk with craft stores, temples, etc. A colorful and delightful section of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to go shopping for souvenirs which are very expensive elsewhere. Lots of bargains and knick knacks to be had very cheaply

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's the last weekend before chinese new year and all hell breaks loose. Hundreds of stalls selling CNY stuff sprout out , selling everything from food to clothes to trinkets and everything in between. Super crowded and you better not be claustrophobic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the period to come, when the Chinese are going to celebrate their Lunar New Year. There are many stalls lined up along Smith St and Temple St, and they are selling all kinds of festive goodies or decorations. It's very lively during the day or night, and of course you could take a bite at the hawker stalls... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good variety of local eatries and street food. Night markets for all sorts of clothing and nick naks

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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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