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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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Shopping and food experiece. U can find what you like and you can talk a lot with the local people that are thinking only to the business! Nice to pass an half day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Cremona, Italy

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Caught a taxi and had him drop off at the main street of traditional Chinatown at Pagoda Street. Looked really nice with lanterns and a lot of awning covered market stalls. My wife has been really keen to buy a pashmina. As expected stall vendors encouraging you in, offering to make you shirts etc etc. At the first place we... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Chinatown is a great area of Singapore, heaps of different Hawker Centre's and some really good Hotels in the area at well, we stayed at the Naumi Liora which was 2 minutes walk from the Chinatown complex, also of great area to walk around and take it all in. Really worth a visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

you climb up from chinatown MRT, and exit onto Pagoda street, and you might as well be in another city. narrow streets with awnings and stalls extending onto the stree, making it narrower. One exclusive shop selling tintin products. other dollar stores offering numerous cheap momentos, electronics, phone chargers, household goods, keychains, ...and you name it. There are multiple small... More 

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Peterlee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Singapore is a very expensive town but the Chinatown area is very well priced with food and drink at a fraction of the costs of other areas of the city. Chinatown is a very friendly, fun area of town, lots of market stalls and cheap (£1 type) shops selling tat very cheaply. Great atmosphere and a genuine vibe. A must... More 

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Cremona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Shopping and food experiece. U can find what you like and you can talk a lot with the local people that are thinking only to the business! Nice to pass an half day.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Interesting traditional neighborhood full of shops, cafes,bars and restaurants. Food street is a must.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I visited Chinatown in Singapore for a few hours during my trip in October last year - it was busy and crowded, but I love that so I had fun! As soon as I stepped out of the exit of the MRT I could feel the vibe, and a smile crept across my face. Lots of snack stalls, restaurants and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Yummy foods yummy smells novel way to order and eat. Love going to china town lots of Food stalls. So friendly and helpful.

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Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Personal Shopping: Check Gifts and Souvenirs: Check Amazing Street Food: Check Busy and bustling, Singapore's Chinatown district is quite expansive. Markets and little hidey holes everywhere, I'm pretty sure whatever you seek... If you look carefully... you will find. Haninanese Chicken Rice: Check !!!! Authentic Char Kwai Teou: Check !!!!! - send me back !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Found Chinatown to be interesting to say the least. Shopowners were not pushy but helpful. Had lunch at one of the cafe's and had a great lunch for a reasonable price. Bought a really lovely piece of authentic silk which I had framed when I got home. Looks great on the lounge wall.

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Address: Crot | Trengganu, Singapore, Singapore
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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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