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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Crot | Trengganu, Singapore 048942, Singapore
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Seems to be undergoing some development. Many clothing and accessory shops gone since past visits, now mostly food. Good selection and interesting to visit but doesn’t have the appeal of a few years ago. Lacking atmosphere in my opinion. May be better when the heritage...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Chinatown- Chinese loves to people their things from this nostalgic place. Street Lanes, Food court, restaurants, Shopping Alleys, etc. Chinatown is the Busiest during Chinese Lunar New Bazaar Festive moods, Decorations, performance, haggling of prices, samples of snacks & Lunar New Year goodies.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank superpeacejoy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent alot of time, bought alot of souvenirs and gifts, yet didn't spend an exorbitant amount of money... Everyone was so friendly and polite. The husband and wife at the silk painting stall in particular were wonderful - he sits and paints whilst having...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SoniaD656
Reviewed 2 days ago

I used 'With Locals' Guide Arthur (Look him up on the web site) to show me around Singapore, and the theme was about the food. Wow! When I came back to my hotel at the end of the tour I was exhausted. It was awesome!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wesley R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can find varieties of food at Smith street, and the souvenirs here are much cheaper and affordable compared to other places

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank msiafoodie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely historical part of Singapore. Its quite out of place, a colourful old town hidden amidst tall skyscrapers. Great place for bargain shopping.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank paddy_snaps_travel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great place with a lot of shops and things to see. Not much different than Chinatown in NYC. I think coming here at night would be cool to see all the lights lit up

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RahulMD
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

awesome dinner very cheap and great drinks will come back again loved it awesome night good evening great

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maccanz2005
Reviewed 4 days ago

I just happened to be in Singapore when 2 celebrations were on. Chinatown was rife with fun activities along with the normal buzz expected around the food stalls and arts and craft displays. I was tempted for a massage, and after a long flight it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank V2293PSdebbied
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic markets, a great selection of goods and food a must for anyone travelling to Singapore.It is easy to get there by public transport

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter M
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Hi... I think 7-11 is your best bet.. Happy travels!!
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I paid with Singapore dollars all the time, I’m not sure if they’d take us dollars.
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DianneAustralia
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ladies tailor and Longines or Tag Teuer ladies watches- (6 Replies)
Could anybody recomend a ladies tailor in Bangkok? I have been there before but not long enough to find a good quality one. I would like to take my own fabric to be made up as well as have some other garments made. I only have four days there this time. Also where is the best place to buy a genuine Tag Heuer ladies watch - Sydney duty free or locally in Bangkok? Is it worth going down to Chinatown to buy good quality fabrics, buttons and sewing needs or are there other places in Bangkok...More
December 24, 2008|
Response fromBudhah|
There are tailors all over the tourist areas. Many of them use the same seamstres, I have had several suits made and fit well. Good Material. and hold their shapes. The Tag Heuer watch may present a little delima. Bangkok has to be one of the Most Counterfit areas I have ever been, There is no way I would even consider buying a "REAL" expensive watch there. Some of the fakes are almost impossible to tell, Until the back comes off. Watch for sharp edges on the bands, Is a real tell tale...More
Pamela M
Maitland, Australia
Is Sampeng Lane worth a visit?? Opening hours?? (6 Replies)
Hi. I am looking at going to Chinatown one night for dinner on our upcoming trip to Bangkok and whilst I was researching I read about Sampeng Lane. However, it seems to close at 6pm. Has anyone been there and do all the stalls close that early? If so, is it worth another trip back to Chinatown through the daytime to go to this laneway? We are only in Bangkok for 3 nights.
March 19, 2015|
Response fromLeomak|
Yes, it close at 1800, you come to visit Sampeng mkt at 1400.Just walk through the wholesale mkt or u buy something u fancy but watch out for pickpockets. From here u can visit the Old Siam plaza and relax here under A/C till dinner at Yaowarat for seafood. (T & K seafood Restaurant) . From Sampeng mkt, can proceed to Old Siam Plaza by taxi meter or Tuk Tuk , vice versa for dinner at night. This way , time management for 2 visits is covered.Do bring along a hand towel to wipe your...More
Tristan W
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Greetings all, Appreciate your thoughts on the following itinerary. Is there anything you feel we are missing or could be missed. Traveling with a 18 month old, and a 5 year old. Pram will accomodate both and are used to packed days. Friday (7am arrival) - Singapore eye - marina bay - gardens by the bay including light show Saturday - cable car - butterfly park - sea - trick eye - madam tussauds - Vivo Sunday - bird park (taxi for early start) - science centre -...More
March 12, 2017|
Response fromAmit T|
I am also traveling to Singapore from Friday 17 March to 22 March with my family. Traveling with a 18 month old girl, and a 5 year old boy. Looking for suitable suggestion on itinerary for Indian Family.