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Sago Street (Street Of The Dead)

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Address: Chinatown, Singapore, Singapore

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It's just an average street with usual touristy rubbish and street food. But you do it if in the area to view the temples

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

It's just an average street with usual touristy rubbish and street food. But you do it if in the area to view the temples

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Shops selling tourist tat, food stalls, nothing really special - have a wander but wouldn't go out of your way.

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Rayong, Thailand
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Sago Street , in Singapore's Chinatown, has a long and fascinating history. It was called Sago Street because in the 1840s there were some 40 sago factories, making sago flour from the pith of the Rumbia Palm Later it became one of Singapore's main red light districts, with 14 brothels active by 1901. Sago Street is called Yang Gai in... More 

Thank David B
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

Sago Street and the adjoining lanes are filled with tourist bric a brac which I had little interest in, but it was a nice way to spend some time. There is food as well, fresh fruit stalls, open air restaurants, and I bought some mini red bean paste moon cakes which took me back to my childhood in one bite

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Gosford, Australia
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

We went with a local friend and one of the Hawker stands had 20 people lining up for chicken and rice. The place was spotlessly clean, one stand sold Japanese food one third the price you would pay in Sydney Its worthwhile having a look through the nearby wet market with all the amazing produce for sale

Thank 528956John_C
Tromso, Norway
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Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

It's nothing special about this street in my opinion. It blends in with the rest of Chinatown. In that area everything the street is part of a big market.

Thank ztig65
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

- used to be where the diseased and destitute hid away from society to await the inevitable. - massive efforts to reconnect it with the Chinatown narrative led to the vibrant, walkable street it is today. - plenty of shops selling touristy trinkets here - visit in the week leading up to Chinese New Year, it'll be bursting with activity,... More 

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SF, California
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

The historic Street of the Dead has been reborn into a thriving shopping street which mainly offers some interesting gift ideas for tourists.

Thank seafare74
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

I just can't imagine this place was once the Street of the Dead, where bodies were dumped here. Now, I could not find a single funeral parlor in any of the shops around. Most shops along this lane are engaged in food or retail businesses and the whole street on one side is totally blocked from vehicular traffic with tables... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

Like all of China town tourist area this is small stalls selling tourist tat. Look out for some of the more traditional shops. The shop houses are amazing.mthe vibe of the area is great and it's history is fascinating.mthis is the traditional street of the dead where people went to die. Try the Durian if it's in season add you... 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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