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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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Worth a bit of your time to have a walk overthere and do not forget to visit the really beautiful temple with the Budha. Along the streets you will see many interesting chinese... read more

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Limassol, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth a bit of your time to have a walk overthere and do not forget to visit the really beautiful temple with the Budha. Along the streets you will see many interesting chinese products and souvenirs, street food places and nice street decorations. You really feel like being in China.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were staying at the Mirimar hotel which has China town as the closet MRT station so popped up out of the subway right into the middle of a very busy market. Every type of food imaginable including the locally popular but slightly odorous durian fruit. Lots of souvenirs and clothes including a couple of pairs of harem pants that... More 

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The main drag between mosque street and smith street is terrible - I'm not sure when the Singapore Tourism Authority decided cheesy souvenirs and beer were the best ways to draw in the tourists. The fact that the cheesy souvenir shops are jam packed side to side and take up a significant part of the street means that you cannot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is one of the must visit place in Singapore. Lot of shops available for shopping and normally fixed rate shops. Do visit Pagoda Street, Smith Street, Temple Street and OG departmental store

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Most stalls sell basically the same thing - touristy mementoes of your trip and cheap gifts to take back home. Still, it's a good place to visit and you fell completely safe (I am a woman and I went alone).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is a free walking tour every Saturday at 9.30 from opposite the tooth relic temple. Very good rain or shine. Takes you around differant areas. It is organised by the China town visitors center.after this you can wander a round the shops and eat in food street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a Chinatown to beat all Chinatowns. The decor, hustle, and bustle are outstanding. My son had a great time walking around and talking with all the vendors. Everyone is extremely polite and willing to talk to vacationers. Even if you do not buy from them. This takes about 2-3 hours depending on how much you like to shop... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Within walking distance of downtown core and Marina Bay Sands Hotel, but not a trivial walk. Two stops on MRT with convenient station locations. Chinatown is dense with souvenir shops and restaurants. Fun but some areas are crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What an experience. How fun! My wife and I have walked through a few Chinatowns, including San Francisco, Vancouver, Beijing, and Shanghai. Singapore's is a treat. Great sights, and really Made In China stuff. Great non-tourist food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We go there every year since 2008, it's a good place to spend a few hours!! You can find tipical souvenirs, imitations, shoes, watches... Sometimes it's very crowded, normally at night. It's better go around 5-6pm , so at 8-9 when it's full you can leave!:)

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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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