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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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Fantastic to visit and do eat here. Frenetic and noisy but a great atmosphere and wonderful food at a great price. Crowded at weekends but worth the short wait for a table.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to absorb the CNY atmosphere. Take the train to Chinatown station rather than drive given the difficulty in finding a car park.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ivorysingapore
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A visit to China Town is an experience not to be missed, especially if you are looking for an authentic Chinese meal, and especially during the Chinese New Year celebrations. Avoid the large posh looking restaurants, and go to one of the small local restaurants,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed yesterday

An unexpected chance to visit was a not to be missed experience. From the hundreds of small shops with souveniers of all descriptions, a choice of restaraunts and cafes and the Chinese temple. Amazing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard1548
Reviewed yesterday

One of the places not to miss. Great place for souvenirs, street food and very affordable shopping. Buddha temple is stunning both outside and inside

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RaviR1616
Reviewed yesterday

Chinatown always was a little different and not to be compared with e.g., Orchard Road. However, cleanliness and no-smoking policy was exerted wherever possible. Nowadays, littering is the rule and, even worse, smoking - mainly among youngsters - became fashionable. Incredible amounts of cigarette butts...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank choerig
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great for inexpensive souvenior shopping. Whole array of goods to choose from. Many local Chinese restaurants. Best day to go is Saturday.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank AdelaideRhodes
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you don't mind the throngs of people celebrating the CNY, this is the place to be. Sort of like Times Square on the American New Year. We loved the culture and festivities as there were everyplace.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank trintrav
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We love this area, Buddha tooth temple is a must and then plenty of cheap shopping and eats. Food street is slightly more expensive than the hawker centres but nice area to sit and eat and watch the work go by. Good place to pick...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank traceymZ1102FC
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were lucky to visit during the week of celebrations to welcome the year of the pig. A very colorful vibrant part of the city to stroll around, enjoy a variety of foods, gain an insight into Chinese culture in Singapore and soak up the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Hi... I think 7-11 is your best bet.. Happy travels!!
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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 sweat...More
Tristan W
Thoughts on itinerary (9 Replies)
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.