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Address: Crot | Trengganu, Singapore, Singapore
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Stroll around for half a day.

We went a really enjoyed the area. There is 4-5 streets packed with Chinese shops and restaurants! Good bargains to be had and good food as well!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went a really enjoyed the area. There is 4-5 streets packed with Chinese shops and restaurants! Good bargains to be had and good food as well!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This must be one of the best Chinatowns around the World that I have visited. A riot of colour and humanity joined in to experience food and sights that this community has made Singapore famous.The food street is a wonderful open area of community.

Thank marshfish
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Because it's so easy to get around in Singapore on the SMRT. A trip to Chinatown is a must. With historical buildings and temples. A whole load of fantastic eateries. Amazing shopping opportunities. A very good museum. This is an absolute must visit area. Easy to get around on foot although of course it is a busy area.

Thank acerockolla
Billingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked there from our hotel and were amazed at the size of it. Lots and lots of food outlets that the locals use. We choose one after asking a guy what it was he was eating because it looked so good. He as very helpful, as they all are. We certainly weren't disappointed, it was superb, rounded off with... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we spent almost 2 days here it is so much fun. lots and lots to see and do. The temples are a must to visit while you are browsing shopping having a snack and watching the world go by.

Thank Sheana M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love walking around this chinatown They have all the cheap goods you would expect, and also some good souvenirs. You want to a cheap shirt that will practically dissolve in the washing machine the first time you wash it? Check! Some nice souvenir chopsticks? Check! A suit made for you? Check! Really cheap souvenir magnets for your office buddies?... More 

Thank Gareth J
Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

China town is changing gears to accommodate the new lifestyle of Singaporeans. You still find the old world charm but they are fading away. you get road side flea market selling Chinese products and plenty of food stalls. Whats amazing is TINTIN concept store for all tintin fans

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything you would expect. Great food, with a wide choice ranging from street food to high end. Plenty of shops selling tourist tat. However dig a little deeper into the shops and not just the front displays and you'll find so much more. Great place to pick up personally tailored shirts at a reasonable price, made in a matter of... More 

Thank purpleshamroc
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best place to shopping barging. Best time to visit is during Spring festival. Market around the china town is decorated with huge lanterns in shape of Chinese Zodiac animal. Walk around the street you will that you are at the set of some old Chinese movie. Many things to buy at cheaper price for friends and famliy at home. Best... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There was a much greater variety of items to purchase and types of stores than other Chinatowns we have visited; however, the food was priced higher than expected. A lunch was approximately $20-$25 SGD. It was very clean, ornate, closer to transit, close to several of the Chinatown Temples and was not chaotic like other Chinatowns. We enjoyed our visit... More 

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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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