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Chinatown

Address: Crot | Trengganu, Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore's Chinatown Morning Walking Tour
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Ranked #31 of 324 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: For a fascinating peek into Singapore’s Chinese culture and history...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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 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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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Lots of stalls selling just about everything. Many food outlets under a covered street. Two interesting temples

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Especially food. Don't miss Maxwell Hawker Centre during the day and Boon Tat Street , behind Lau Pa Sat, comes alive at night and turns into satay heaven after 7pm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Chinatown is the place to go in Singapore for tourists. There is a lot of history and art here. The people around here have so much respect for the other races, cultures, and religions living with them in the city. Food and shops are amazing-be careful with the cheap stuff they sell, it will break : ). Very cool area,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to buy your chinese souvenirs. Loads of shops to choose from, and nice cheap prices. Keep following your nose and follow the market around. There are heaps of places to buy souvenirs from. There are also hidden museums in this area, that I would recommend you make time to do. Unfortunately I didn't have enough... More 

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Sale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Chinatown has a great night market that is very colorful and extremely popular. Get there early enough to have a look around Chinatown and then do the market later. Great food and items to buy.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed Chinatown for it's atmosphere. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed browsing and shopping for souvenirs which were well priced and plentiful. The food stalls and restaurants were varied and good value also. Glad we stayed within walking distance. Great to do at night.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Best time to visit this attraction as all Chinese will be celebrating Chinese New Year. With all stalls out in full force to peddle their wares, you can be assured of the vibrancy of this area. Do soak in all the festive atmosphere and try out all the crackers and cookies (free sample) Notables ones like "Chi Gu","Love Letters "... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A must see place in Singapore, colourful and full of character but be warned, food there can be expensive. There are other places in Singapore you can have authentic Chinese food less expensive. Also watch your drinks, beer served in restaurants adds to your bill, sometimes a lot.

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Baixa da Banheira, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Chinatown different, very clean and organized and with lots of movement and decoration. the ideal place to buy souvenirs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Our hotel was in Chinatown and we made the most of it. Shopping for souvenirs is amazing - their is literally shops everywhere with bargains galore at very reasonable prices. Just make sure you do your numbers and ensure you get a good deal on larger purchases - i.e. cameras etc.... - it is easy to get carried away in... More 

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