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Chinatown

Crot | Trengganu, Singapore, Singapore
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As featured in 3 days in Singapore
Ranked #42 of 336 attractions in Singapore
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Type: Neighborhoods
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... more » 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. « less
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Visited last August. Having visited Chinatowns all over the world including Beijing - I have to say they are a great place to spend an hour or so. They are all vibrant lively places. This one is bigger than most. Some brilliant cafés to people watch from and rest up a while. The usual touristy bits. Busy busy!

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Rajkot, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Here you can buy souvenir , that you wish to take with you, to gift it for your relatives, near to MRT station. Also famous for its Food Street.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I loved this area of Singapore. The markets are great, you can pick up lots of nic-knacks for great prices. The food street is amazing, so many dishes to choose from and really cheap! If you like markets and good food, visit Chinatown!

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Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Let me start with food. We had a very nice salad lunch (vegetarian) in a cafe right next to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. It was good to sit down after wandering around. Lots and lots of shops, as is true for all over Singapore. I don't recall the name of the shops we went to but they are on... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It's the same everywhere, but this one is bigger, be prepared for the shop keepers to do everything except kidnap you off the street to come into the shops, pretty good place for small, cheap souvenirs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Always have to visit Chinatown. Just walk around & enjoy. Great inexpensive hotels & Singapores best street market shopping.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Visited this area and was shocked by the vast variety of foods, smells and shops that sold anything from souvenirs, clothes, to jars full of mystery animals. Bizarre ! Would advise just sitting down and having a drink and people watching as it gets very busy and on times crammed. Although there is so much food to choose from in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The recently restored food centre - Smith Street is brilliant. You can visit there after 3pm onward. You may also get a bonus drink b4 5pm ;)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We went to China Town because Tintin Shop Singapore is there. Many shops within the area selling souvenirs and art crafts, also food stall, but we din't try the food though. It is easy to reach by MRT so you will easily go there. The old buildings keep it's china heritage yet few buildings around it shows more modern side.... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit. The temples, the food, the market. Worthwhile taking a seat just for a drink to just people watch. We were there during Chinese New Year. Not very well explained for tourists and it was difficult to obtain information as to what was happening despite doing our homework before heading out to Singapore. That being said the... More

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