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Address: Crot | Trengganu, Singapore, Singapore
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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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Singapore at Night: Cultural and Historical Tour of Chinatown

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An Absolute Delight!

We visited Chinatown whilst on an extended stopover en-route to Australia. In fact we visited several times, as we found it an absolute delight. Loads of different things to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Honiton, United Kingdom
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Honiton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Chinatown whilst on an extended stopover en-route to Australia. In fact we visited several times, as we found it an absolute delight. Loads of different things to see, taste and smell - lovely food, great value goods, and very friendly people. The ladies had senna tattoos done by a very nice young lady just near the entrance....quite beautiful... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Been to many 'Chinatowns', this is one of the best. Interesting touristy shops, great food cafes and bars. Easy walking around. It was hot so stopped for a cheap beer in a cool cafe/bar. Bought 3 trendy ladies watches for S$10, all still going. Stopped to eat (do not know which cafe) but it was soooooooooooooo good.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Walk from Lime Restaurant to Chinatown MRT station. This walk goes through many of the stalls selling cheap items of variable quality. It was the Penultimate night of the Chinese new year celebration, and area was beautifully lit up (see photos)

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Batam, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

You can found a lot of SG souvenirs here, the price are cheap and various. Chinatown also is a cultural places, where we can see temples, old building at here. Beside that, we can stay at cheap rate hostel near here, there are a lot of choices. I will visit here every time I come to SG.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

21st March 2015 was not a very crowded day for China Town in Singapore. Interesting food shops all around. A market place for bargain hunters. I doubt if all the goods were from China. Singapore is full of great traders. Goods from other parts of Asia can be found. Window shopping is just as fascinating.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, especially in the evening. Easy to get to by Metro. Very crowded, very noisy, loads of tourist rubbish to buy, but also some bargains. My wife bought a jade necklace and earrings at two thirds retail price (genuine jade, too!) Eat there if you can. One street is cleared in the evening and tables & chairs... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Any visit to Singapore requires a visit to Chinatown where there ar number of shops and attractions primarily The Temple of Budda's Tooth and whilst you are there there are shops that will write your name or your business's name in Chinese writing - something totally different. As a different experience go to Chinatown via the MRT and alight at... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My family spent almost 2 hours walking around here - but 45 minutes of that was spent getting a foot and back massage, which was very good and cheap. There are tons of little souvenir shops and merchants wanting you to come see what they have. Fun place to experience.

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

whatever you eat there, it is great. the Feeling being in such a nice street is just cool. all People around seems to enjoy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

There are so many stalls, stores and vendors in the place. Yes it is indeed a busy area. You can find lots of people shopping, eating and selling stuff. However, it is not really a favorite place cuz I got dizzy when I went to the place. I have a very sensitive nose and I usually got headache when I... More 

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