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Chinatown

Address: Crot | Trengganu, Singapore, Singapore
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Ranked #33 of 279 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: For a fascinating peek into Singapore’s Chinese culture and history...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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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Singapore, Singapore
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Migrants of Chinese origin gathered here and started their lives here while settling as coolies on the Singapore River. A Chinatown Heritage centre has been set up whereby it depicts the lives of these settlers. A small fee of S$20 is payable for admission. Majority of the shophouses have been turned into restaurants and lots of souvenirs shops to offer... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Good shopping for cheap souviner items etc ,lots of variety and prices differ .Its clean and I found the shop owners to not hound you.Good for gold jewellery etc.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Has a wide range of shopping and some really good Restaurants particualy Smith Street with quality food and all are very clean at reasonable prices. You can buy almost anything from heaps of gift items to clothing jewellery perfume electronics etc. we enjoyed China Town and visited a cople of times during our stay. We will visit again when we... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It is mainly for shopping and food. But in terms of shopping, it is not really so "Chinese". It basically sells selected products from China at a much higher price that cannot reflect the true Chinese culture. For food, the cost is low and hygiene is satisfactory. Instead of selling Chinese food, it is more in Singapore style and is... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Was looking for gold charm & coins, found large selection at many jewellers all around Chinatown. Bought merlion charm, gold coin & frame for coin, all at different shops. All gold sold based on real gold price & weight, very transparent system & nice products.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Lots of stores with interesting stuff from fridge magnets to ties to oriental fans. Rates vary wildly. So make sure you go to a number of them before bargaining. There is an excellent food area right in the middle serving up some really delicious food at very nominal rates. The crabs are especially delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Chinatown Food Centre, a place for cheap and delicious food. Singapore's modern Chinatown has many old charms in this food centre. Your guideline to good food would be the newspaper cuttings and posters of food critics' recommendations displayed at the stalls. Look around and discover who's who. Many of them speak English and when you can strike a short conversation... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Don't miss a visit to China Town. The vendors don't annoy you like it some countries, they are actually helpful. A typical market experience with lots of stalls to browse through and plenty of excellent food and refreshments on offer when you get hot or tired after a feverish session of shopping or just browsing. Much cheaper than Orchard Road... More 

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Cavite City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I first visited Singapore for a college field trip about ten years ago and was recently there last November. Have seen significant changes and still, nonetheless, very expensive... although Starbucks is roughly the same. I always hunt down my favorite Jerky in Chinatown - and that's my main purpose of going there, followed by getting souvenirs. I was just amazed,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I'm on holiday visiting my Uncle and have been to Chinatown twice! Loved it! It has a very friendly atmosphere and the food is lovely! The best Kopi C I've had so far in Singapore! So easy to get to via the MRT. Taking family to visit for a third time on Friday! Would definitely recommend! :)

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