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“Catch the vibe”
Review of Chinatown

Chinatown
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Singapore's Chinatown Trishaw Night Tour with Transfer
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Singapore Hawker Center Food Tour in Chinatown
Ranked #23 of 822 things to do in Singapore
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Catch the vibe”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

People, stalls, temples, food, buzz... go there to catch the nice vibe and buy some food or souvenirs

Visited May 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Chinatown”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

A great place to pick up tourist trinkets; keyrings, fridge magnets, perfume, and cameras are plentifull as well as some great restaurants and drinking spots. Don't miss the wetmarket. Quite an experience!!

Visited September 2012
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Perth, Australia
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312 reviews
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“Great fun, great food and shopping”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

This vibrant and exciting part of Singapore is worth a visit. There is so much going on, smells, colour and a hive of activity everywhere. You can wander along it's many lanes browsing in the shops and along the stalls and then take your pick from the numerous delicious eateries dotted all over the place. Wonderful little teashops to rest your feet or take shelter from the heat or the rain.

Visited June 2012
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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Its a good area to look around but tame”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Its a decent sized Chinatown and the Pagoda and temple are pretty. It is a little bit tame and full of tourist tat shops and tailors. It was a little irritating having almost every other stall trying to shake our hands, sell us a tailored suit or offer us their business cards. At night Smith street turns into a hawker center with food stalls lining the street. We had chilli crab their on our first night, it was expensive compared to other foods available, we might have been ripped off but it was tasty all the same. 2 chilli crabs cost about 50SGD, we also had fried rice. Also we had two large bottle of Tiger beer that cost 5.90 SGD each. The food was good as was the atmosphere, lots of locals eating there too.

Visited October 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“One of the best Chinatowns outside of the real deal!!”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Great food, great shopping. You might as well be in China as you wander the streets, eat the food from local stalls or eat at some of the wonderful restaurants.

Visited October 2012
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