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Chinatown

Crot | Trengganu, Singapore, Singapore
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As featured in 3 days in Singapore
Ranked #44 of 337 Attractions in Singapore
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you are a souvenir hunter, then this is the right place to be! you will find everyyyyything here for cheap prices and after shopping you can have really delicious streetfood there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I find Chinatowns all over the world very contrived, and this one is no different. If you want to experience china, go to china. Frankly, a "Chinatown" can be a poor representation of the real thing. Good Chinese food can probably be found in other parts of Singapore rather than Chinatown. Ironically, there has been an influx of real china... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The MRT takes you right into the heart of China town but make sure you venture outside of the central area to experience a more genuine China Town. A good day out walking through the market streets browsing the many stalls. The temple is well worth a look around. Beware that thefts from rucksacks are common. The cafés within the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The place looks wonderful at night will all the artistic lamps giving the street a colorful glow. The place is filled with restaurants and shops. They also have a museum and a temple.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Went here 3 times. The clothes shopping is mostly for tiny sized people but there was the odd piece for a kiwi size lass. Most shops won't let you try on the clothes which is frustrating as I would have bought more if I knew things fit. Felt accosted by some trades people as they stand outside their shop and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Chinatown will keep you busy for the day or night. Lots of shopping, eating and touristy things to do here. Recommend the Buddha tooth relic temple/museum as well. If you are lucky like we were, there will be a Chinese festival going on and the street decorations are fabulous.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We did not like this place. Too much crowd than other areas and sticky smell in the road. Food and other items are much cheaper in China town but need to bargain. They ask almost 3-4 times price than the actual sell price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We ate lunch here. There are a lot of cheap places to pick from. Also great for souvenirs. We caught the mrt .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Best Chinatown visted yet. Some good bargins, food section had a lot to choose from, but beware coz "hot dog" in NOT a saveloy in a bread roll - it is what it says - I passed on that.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Very worthwhile to visit and walk around the market stalls and streets to get a "feel" for Singapore. We stopped in a Buddhist temple which was a calming experience in the bustle of Chinatown and I think if you visit Singapore this is a good thing to do to get away from the 'packaged' tourist things and have a bit... More

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