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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
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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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Safe, fun, and some cool shopping !!

Open late (till about 10-1030pm) for cheap shopping and some rather good deals. Authentic Asian dining. Felt very safe throughout the 2 hours I spent walking around and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Calgary, Canada

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We always visit Chinatown when in Singapore. It is a neat place to experience a different culture. We like the many stalls with their bright colored displays - great place to shop for souvenirs. It has a little of everything. You can get some great buys in photo equipment, also. This is an endless place to take some great photographs,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Im not a real shopper but loved chinatown stalls. Great things to buy cheap and the stalls are not pushy people. Must do whwn in singapore. The whole china town area is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

China town is a good place to buy souvenirs at cheaper rate and one can taste authentic China food here.

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Loved Chinatown with its brightness & lots of stalls. There are roads & roads of stalls and some good eating places. Found some beautiful items that were so cheap by western standards. Eat, drink, shop, buy a suit, people watch and just immerse yourself into another culture for a few hours.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Open late (till about 10-1030pm) for cheap shopping and some rather good deals. Authentic Asian dining. Felt very safe throughout the 2 hours I spent walking around and shopping. Was also impressed that some of the vendors actually accepted credit cards and mostly all gave receipts so us foreigners can claim our GST back!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It's China with a touch of India; the markets reminded me of the Muslim markets in Xian. The stalls seem to go forever but there is not need to visit all of them because the goods repeat. The prices are very good - comparable to China and its a great place to gather trinkets to take home as gifts.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This tour is excellent the tour guide is good the shopping is awesome and the meal at the restaurant is average but the highlight of the tour has to be both the river cruise at night and the rickshaw ride both through china towns alleys and on the 8 lane main road both awesome and exciting

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

You are in China when you enter Chinatown. The whole atmosphere is wonderful. We were lucky enough to see the lion dance which happens every evening at 18-45 through the streets of Chinatown. Loved it.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We walked to Chinatown from Tangjong Puggar most nights of our stay to eat dinner and shop. Chinatown shopping markets are huge. We bought electronics, jewellery, gifts and clothes. We saw the locals dancing in a community square near the tooth relic temple and elderly people playing checkers and majong at one end and found the station at the other... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Since Singapore's population is made up of almost 75 % Chinese, everywhere you go feels like Chinatown. I found it very touristy, food in those typical tourist restaurants is overpriced and not even good.

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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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