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Lau Pa Sat Festival Pavilion

Address: 18 Raffles Quay, Singapore, Singapore (Downtown Core)
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Ranked #65 of 279 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Historic Sites, Flea/ Street Markets, Cultural
Activities: Dining
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Type: Historic Sites, Flea/ Street Markets, Cultural
Activities: Dining
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Singapore Lau Pa Sat is situated right at the heart of Singapore’s Centre District and when in Singapore it is a place you must not miss. It was built in 1894 and is the largest remaining Victorian filigree cast-iron structure in Southeast Asia. It was formerly a wet market known as Telok Ayer market and is now restored to a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

An unique memorable dining experience, cheap, and tasty. Try a few ! Clean and cool with big fans. Nostalgic. Near Merlion and Fullerton. Hainanese chicken rice is cheap and good. Fish noodle soup is average. Many food stalls, you just has to try it yourself.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Good food, lovely building (didn’t see inside before the renovation but I understand it is much better) – I often look for the Handmande noodle stall and order the #1 dish with Ee Mian – this is the first time I have had fresh Ee mian (they usually have every noodle freshly made but Ee mian is dried ). Try... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Has been recently renovated, so is a little more upmarket that the local hawker markets. Excellent food. Must do Satay Street out the back of an evening....the hustle and bustle of the Tiger Beer girls, the touts for the stalls and the smell of the satay sticks cooking is so Singapore. We tried a couple of them but found Stall... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This month marks the 40th anniversary of my first visit to Singapore, and of my first meal at Lau Pa Sat (then Telok Ayer Market, though mostly converted to a food hall by the time of that visit.) Also the 40th anniversary of my first visit to the original Satay Club, which was subsequently moved a couple (or more?) times,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After enjoying the views from the Singapore Flyer, it was time for us to enjoy some hawker stand food. The first time we visited La Pau Sat, only a select few places were open because it was the day after Chinese New Year. We did not know the name of this eating area at the time. After this recent visit,... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Went on a weekday around 11am and they were not many people. Place was very clean for a hawker center and food varieties ranged from fast food chains to local and international dishes. Food prices were generally less than SGD10. The large fans were cooling and the chiming clock-tower was a nice touch. Just a short walk from Downtown Station.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I've previously never been a big fan of Lau Pa Sat, but post the renovations I have to concede that it is looking a lot better. Visiting outside of peak hours is also a much mroe pleasant experience as it's not necessary to battle the crowds in order to get something to eat. Worth a visit at lunchtime though to... More 

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Melbourne
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We went for the night time satays, but were disappointed in the quality of the food as well as being hassled to sit and pick a particular vendor. Part of the fun is to walk amongst the acrid smoke and smells of the barbecuing meat, all eerily lit by flames from the grills. Then pick your vendor of choice from... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a great choice for lunch or dinner, particularly if with a family or group of people and everyone wants different types of food. So many choices from pizza, pastries, satay, curries, Chinese, Wendy's burgers, etc. etc. The pavilion is a buzzing hive of activity with a great vibe and all sorts of delicious aromas.

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