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Address: Chinatown, Singapore, Singapore
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Big market nowadays

It's nothing special about this street in my opinion. It blends in with the rest of Chinatown. In that area everything the street is part of a big market.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Tromso, Norway
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Tromso, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's nothing special about this street in my opinion. It blends in with the rest of Chinatown. In that area everything the street is part of a big market.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

- used to be where the diseased and destitute hid away from society to await the inevitable. - massive efforts to reconnect it with the Chinatown narrative led to the vibrant, walkable street it is today. - plenty of shops selling touristy trinkets here - visit in the week leading up to Chinese New Year, it'll be bursting with activity,... More 

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SF, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The historic Street of the Dead has been reborn into a thriving shopping street which mainly offers some interesting gift ideas for tourists.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I just can't imagine this place was once the Street of the Dead, where bodies were dumped here. Now, I could not find a single funeral parlor in any of the shops around. Most shops along this lane are engaged in food or retail businesses and the whole street on one side is totally blocked from vehicular traffic with tables... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Like all of China town tourist area this is small stalls selling tourist tat. Look out for some of the more traditional shops. The shop houses are amazing.mthe vibe of the area is great and it's history is fascinating.mthis is the traditional street of the dead where people went to die. Try the Durian if it's in season add you... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Street of the dead is it NOT. Sure, thats the past and time does stood still for the buildings. Today, you will find modern cafes and eateries nearby. There is a Buddhist relic temple nearby. A MUST SEE whenever I bring overseas friends to the areas

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Even though Sago St has been closed off for other purposes in the CHinatown. But when you are in Chinatown, this is also one part of it you shouldnt miss!! Spot 1: Buddha relic Temple. Spot 2: Flea Market near the wet market side. this is the place you may find some treasure that you wont even realising them

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Thank Erik2938
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Well this is a place with lots of chinese shops with lots of small stuff for one $ and so on and so forth....seen it everywhere is world !! Its really jammed and be careful with young ones !! Nothing much to say...just for a couple of hours...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A little too touristy, even on weekdays, for my liking. Worth a quick stroll as you explore Chinatown but don't expect anything too special.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Typical Chinese pedestrian street that can be found anywhere in the world with a large concentration of Chinese residents. Consisting of various eateries, as well as numerous stalls and shops selling trinkets and other touristy items. It is interesting for its architecture and colourful atmosphere as well as the sights, sounds and above all the smells of a market. Close... More 

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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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