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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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On our stay we followed the reviews and went to the Hawkers Market at Maxwell Road. The walk through Chinatown was interesting and the children enjoyed watching the vibrant... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On our stay we followed the reviews and went to the Hawkers Market at Maxwell Road. The walk through Chinatown was interesting and the children enjoyed watching the vibrant community including the men playing checkers and the usual market traders. Maxwell road was a good Hawkers Market, clean and well run with a fabulous selection of food from staples such... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was very pretty and a nice,place to get Chinese food from street stalls and a few trinkets. You can barter. The stalls all sold the same thimgs after walking a bit, there's a gorgeous Hindu temple at the end of the street and Buddha Tooth as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my favourite place in Singapore. A must visit for everyone. There are many souvenir shops and very inexpensive. There are so many eateries but the hawker stalls are the best, delicious food cooked in front of you. You can buy jade jewellery here but the selling is very pressurised. Very atmospheric at night with the red lanterns overhead... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place to have some lunch and try chinese fast food. To have a walk and find some souvenirs from Singapore

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This area most definitely deserved more than the fairly quick tour that I took. I would highly recommend having a leisurely couple of hours to wander around and explore the back streets. This is my quick overview. I started off at Chinatown MRT and did the lonely planet walk backwards as I was coming from Tiong Bahru. The Buddha Tooth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Go ahead and browse the street shops if you must. Great for cheap souvenirs from sundresses to satin wine pouches. It's also a place to try some great local delicacies and treats. In Chinatown Point: Basement 1 lift lobby area. Look for The Golden Duck. If in stock, these sell out salted duck egg coated crisps are to die for.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I always been a big fan of Chinatown around the world if you're interested in Asian culture food and good crowd this is the place to be a many shops great restaurants nice people very good bargain not only that you get to try foods you never tried before really it's a must see if you in Singapore

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chinese in Singapore... Good experience and experienced travel. Cheap for leaving and loads of red color in the place. Ok to travel. Thanks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to hang around and shop for souvenirs. A lot of history ham packed in the modern way of life. Full of sites and colours. We spent an hour here but I could have spend half a day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I love Chinatowns all over the world so we couldn't go past a visit when in Singapore. Of course there are the usual stores with the usual stock but there are also some amazing things that are unique to this wonderful city. Also there is a shopping mall close by with the most amazing dumpling restaurant.

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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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