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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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Great little tourist spot

Great litre market place to buy nick nacks and souvenirs. Be prepared to be hassled and dragged into shops and stalls but barter hard, stick to your guns and hold onto your cash... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great litre market place to buy nick nacks and souvenirs. Be prepared to be hassled and dragged into shops and stalls but barter hard, stick to your guns and hold onto your cash until you are prepared to hand it over. The older section of the market has some hidden treasures to be found. Food market is great. Food is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Chinatown in Singapore is beautiful…much better than in San Francisco and bigger. When you exit dark MTR stop and emerge from the underground you are hit with colors, smells and sounds! This is the best place to shop for souvenirs and the cheapest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great food from the stalls in the evening, great atmosphere during the day. Just be prepared to say no a lot to the tailors and guys at the camera stores

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Could spend hours there, and went back several times. The trishaws were great fun, cheap souvenirs and amazing variety of food. Chinese medicine shops are very interesting, as are the people. Grab a tour and get full value for money

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It is completely different from a Chinatown in any other city for two reasons: 1 - it actual seems safe, not dodgy 2 - For some reason they don't sell a lot of Chinese things This part of town has a very nice atmosphere, good food and apparently a lot of tailors that harass you with their special prices.. Fun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Not huge but good enough to spend a whole day walking around and exploring. We love the food stalls both inside and out. You can get a free walking tour and tip what you like or simply explore on your own.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A must if you're heading into Singapore. Come during the early evening to get the most out of the stores and cooler weather. It sparkles as the sun goes down. The Food Street should be your number one spot to hit. Ignore the indoor restaurants and try one of the carts. Mmmm!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Another places for shopping. Not really a "Chinatown" like in other countries where there's so many original Chinese stuff. I know most travellers / tourist like to get souvenirs from this area.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you've not been to Chinatown before, it might be a shock. Bustling, noisy - shops, stalls and restaurants with stunning architecture all crammed together and alongside Hindu and Buddhist temples. An amazing place where bargains can certainly be found - don't be afraid to haggle. Clothing, electronics, medicines, jewellery, toys, housewares and tourist bits and bobs are all here.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

you visit anyplace and thing on mind is what to buy for friends, neighbors, relatives well this place is ideal for such deals, fixed price but then such cheap prices you don't mind paying the tag price, souvenirs are a must buy from here,

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