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Address: Crot | Trengganu, Singapore, Singapore
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Food street a great experience

We went to Chinatown twice during our visit - great food, very affordable. The Chinatown is expansive and extensive. A must-do is to go and eat at the Food Street and visit the... read more

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

It's a must go place if you would like to try out local Chinese food. Si Chuan restaurant, frog porridge and Mala Hotpot is a must try

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

It would be foolish to visit Singapore without visiting Chinatown, which offers the ideal Chinese cultural experience for a visitor. Whilst Orchard Road offers upmarket food and gifts for yourself, or to take home for others, Chinatown is the place for tourists on a budget, as well as those who are after a good deal. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went with my family after dinner to see the light up and the various stores setup only during this Chinese New Year. Lots of people and great atmosphere.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Chinatown twice during our visit - great food, very affordable. The Chinatown is expansive and extensive. A must-do is to go and eat at the Food Street and visit the Street market.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a great time walking around and shopping for Chinese New Year decorations and clothing. Food was ok. Would have liked to find the stall street food, but didn't see it.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in a Hotel 1929 right next door to China town ( see my review). Chinatown was alive with colour, music and food. The shops were quite over priced so I passed on the shopping here as I thought other places in Singapore were cheaper. The food court was our thing its's not for the faint hearted if you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was an interesting trip that gave a good view of the other side of Singapore to the efficient high rise one. Where else could you but such things as garlic peanuts? We were lucky to be able to reurn in the evening when the place really come alive. This was even more so the night we went as the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One afternoon on weekday took a bus to chinatown, walking around was amaze at items they sell for chinese new year. A wide variety of goods with affordable price and the place is crowded with local and tourist, is so happening. The organiser have plan well, decorate well, chinatown is a very successful attractions. Go visit chinatown before chinese new... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited Chinatowns in Australia, Thailand, and America, but none have the energy and vibrance of the Chinatown in Singapore. First, the Buddhist temple there is amazing with its decorations, design, and colors. Second, the shopping stalls and shops are numerous and have everything you could think of. Third, the restaurants are numerous and the food is delicious. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not much more to day really. But a visit to Singapore without walking through Chinatown? Sadness! I know one needs time, so if you can, make time. :)

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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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