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“Nice Stroll Through Smelly Streets but Great Food”
Review of Chinatown

Chinatown
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Singapore Hawker Center Food Tour in Chinatown
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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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Ashburn, Virginia
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“Nice Stroll Through Smelly Streets but Great Food”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Have traveled Asia for over 30 years and enjoy a stroll through the smelly underworld of asia as this is where you find some of the best food. In most countries the smeely underworlds is not too safe but Singapore is a very nice exception. On this trip we stopped at a place that had great chili crabs and shrimps. We sat there for hours talking and eating in later August 2012 (this is a late review written in Nov 2012). Got to love it and I will be back

Visited August 2012
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“Take a free tour from Chinese Heritage Centre”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

There is a free tour every weekday at 14.00 starting from China Heritage Centre on Pagoda Street.
It will give you an idea about the history of Chinese settlement, informative guide will explain a bit about architecture, temples, food and people.

Then enjoy exploring by yourself.

Visited November 2012
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Boise, Idaho
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“Favorite Hangout”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

We love going down to Chinatown on Friday nights for seafood and beers. Food is good, beer is cheap and the people watching tops everything off.

Visited November 2012
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Skanor, Sweden
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“Take your time to enjoy China town”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

China town holds so much of Singapore's history
The dreams of so many Chinese for a better life. Today you have the open markets but the old buildings remain. Take a guided tour if you want to learn more about the temples and the buildings.

Visited November 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Mix of old and new and kitsch”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

You could probably find whatever you're looking for in here if you're a tourist. Some of the streets are full of shop houses, but then you also have a few shopping complexes as well. There are also a few "night market"ish streets as well with a few restaurants and lots of tourist offerings to top it all off.

Good for an hour or so of wandering around and picking up some souvenir. Be sure to visit the Sri Mariamman Temple while you're at it (not much to see, but the entryway is nice)

Visited November 2012
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