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Address: Crot | Trengganu, Singapore, Singapore
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: 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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Very crowded yet interesting

Chinatown is the place, you would not like to miss. You will find all the small and big shops, lots of hotel and malls as simple Singapore style. As told by the Guide, any... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Chinatown is the place, you would not like to miss. You will find all the small and big shops, lots of hotel and malls as simple Singapore style. As told by the Guide, any locality in the Singapore city has the same proportion of the ethnic population similar to that of Singapore as whole. That is really interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a must do visit in Singapore. Great shophouses, great shopping and great food. Lots to do and see, don't rush your time here, explore the side streets and character buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Chinatown is the original precinct for ethnic Chinese settlers set aside by the British. The area is no longer exlusively Chinese. It is flanked by Hindu & Budhist temples and other ethnicities are alllowed to own and run businesses. It does however retain the original 'shop front' architecture front colonial times, giving a shaded promenade around the precinct. The markets... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The day started by heading down to the train station near Clark Quay, to head over to Chinatown. On our way we were approached by an old man asking where we were going and offered us a $5 cab fare there instead. Being over the heat and humidity and with our son sick, we took him up on the offer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see, great old buildings. I bought a bag and didn't haggle, they seemed a little astounded and immediately took me to a jeweller, where I didn't buy anything. We went there several times and loved it. Take goood shoes as you could spend a lot of time here or just browse through. The choice is... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

if you like to buy sou verniers for low price this is the place. they have $10 shops where you can buy any three items for $10. less crowded. have lot of fashion stores for low prices and of course there are some expensive items too. there are small street food stalls where you can buy tradtional chinese and japanese... More 

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MELBOURNE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We arrived around 7pm into Chinatowns MTR stop and hopped off the train straight into the bedlam that is Chinatown- While my wife had her nails redone - I went off exploring. The variety of shops in the precinct directly opposite would take all day to see- so in between browsing I stopped to have my feet "groomed" by the... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It's a nice place to walk by, the Buddha temple is nearby and it's seems the perfect spot for searching for inexpensive souvenirs! It's like a 30 min tour...

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Timaru, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went twice, once to check it out and then to buy toys from an old lady at one of the stands. There are not too many places selling toys in Singapore but we were able to haggle a wee bit. The prices were pretty good when compared to shops in the large upmarket malls. Watch where the locals eat,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The sounds, the colour, the smells, the people and the shops/stalls it has it all. Buy a tailored shirt/trousers,jewelry and watches. Not to mention the electronics. Don't forget to bargain. Then onto the souvenirs.

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Address: Crot | Trengganu, Singapore, Singapore
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Chinatown

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Chinatown
Chinatown is a classic combination of colorful 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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