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Address: Crot | Trengganu, Singapore, Singapore
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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 and atmosphere was great

We caught the train here every night for dinner. Ate at both restaurants and in the food stall street. We would always order a variety of dishes and share, with every dish we... read more

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Casuarina, Australia
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Casuarina, Australia
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We caught the train here every night for dinner. Ate at both restaurants and in the food stall street. We would always order a variety of dishes and share, with every dish we tried being delicious. Some dishes in restaurants were a bit out of our comfort zone, but street stalls were not. Teens were even trying everything and enjoying.... More 

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a trip to China town, not a lot to see but some great places to eat. We had a delicious meal at fatty wengs.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loads of bargains to be had and people are so friendly, we loved it so much we went back twice. Try the traditional food in the shopping centre you will not be disappointed even though it may be slightly daunting going into there

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Greater Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was ok to visit. Overpriced on most things and felt touristy. Some good places to eat. Went at night.

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Colombo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Decent sight to visit and walk around, especially at night when the lights go on during festivals. Here the people lack the politeness and warmth of rest of the Singapore however as they don't understand any English. It is not as clean or orderly as the rest of the country but the temple of the tooth is worth a visit

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Semarang, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the place where you can find and buy anything. From food,beverages,clothes,phone accecories,bag,souvenirs. Anything. There are also lots of hostel and hotel in here. I,personally always love to come here. I can find lots of cute stuff here (because lots of "3 for S$10" or "4 for S$10")

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chinatown was easy to find and easy to access via the MRT. Lots of markets, shops and restaurants. Lovely food and friendly people.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My local friend drove me down Newbridge Rd Chinatown last night (Sunday) and was blown away by the decorations and blast of colours for the Mooncake Festival...totally unexpected. Went back this morning to take photos in Pagoda Street and Newbridge Rd then came back tonight to catch the colours. These photos capture the contrast...go to Chinatown anytime - there will... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dont be afraid to try the food at the stalls, its cheap and awesome. Look for the letter "A" rating which is the best rating. Lots of eating places. The market goods are a little rubbishy looking, but its still worth a visit for the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The temples and the side streets wow! This is a must visit! So many different shops and restaurants! The temples in this area are really cool and a must see as well!!

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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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