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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 #28 of 530 things to do in Singapore
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Fee: No
Owner description: For a fascinating peek into Singapore’s Chinese culture and history...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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 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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Morecambe, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Although cheek by jowl with the modern 'Gucci' Singapore, Chinatown retains its own identity and it was a different experience to be in the bustle of crowds, noises, smells that were met around every corner. A lot of souvenir shops selling trinkets to the many tourists alongside shops for the local population. Very easy to access the area via the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We were here across Chinese New Year so there were lots of decorations everywhere. It did however mean there were loads of people packed into the roads and markets. An interesting area with plenty of cheap tourist type goods on sale. The fruit and food produce made an interesting backdrop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I was fortunate to be in Singapore for the start of the Chinese New Year ,so my wife and I went down to Chinatown to have a look ,you could not move for people ,the whole area was decorated with lantern's and goat's .

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

There is always lots happening in Chinatown and this is even more true around Chinese New year. Many places to eat together with lots of shops (some selling rubbish, some with some old antique pieces and lots of gold shops). Worth a walk around to enjoy the bustle and imagine what Singapore was like before it became overrun with shopping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Very nice & easy to get around. Wonderful choice of all types of cheap products. Friendly & helpful people with plenty of food

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Our hotel was located here so we spent a lot of our time exploring this area. The mrt station is very central and on the downtown line. There are plenty of shops and restaurants around and we could have sat all day watching the world go by. Also a great place for people watching!! Worth a visit if in Singapore.

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Grimsby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Chinatown was a very interesting place to visit especially as it was being prepared for Chinese New Year. Goats of all sizes, hanging lanterns and flowers were placed everywhere giving the area a very festive atmosphere. There are lots of small shops selling all sorts of interesting and unique items. Several shops can be found selling Chinese herbs and medicines.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Here is a good place to find souvenirs that you can take back to be distributed to friends. Prices are quite reasonable and food is easily available if you get hungry while shopping. But be aware that it's a bit warm over here due to the weather and the crowd.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The Chinatown area of Singapore, just south of Clarke Quay, is easily reached on foot or by metro. The main market street (Pagoda Street) leads past stalls selling all sorts of goods to South Bridge Road, where a number of temples are located. We visited in the run up to the Chinese New Year, so the whole area was beautifully... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Must visit this place when you travel Singapore. Lot's of shop and lot's of food options. must visit at evening and dinner time. There you will get lot's of company who sells candy and chocolate. you can try some free as tester.

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