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“Amazing atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chinatown

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Singapore Half-Day City Tour
Ranked #22 of 740 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
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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“Amazing atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Been there for several times, now we stayed there to know the atmosphere of the Chinatown. The MRT is NE 4, Chinatown, the best way is get out at pagoda street, you can find the Chinese Heritage Centre with lots of souvenir stalls, foods stall, and at the end you can find Hindu Temple and a mosque next to it at the South Bridge Road. You can also cross the road to the People's Park, with the shops of Chinese traditional product, food court and many other shops. As a multicultural city, you can find halal food in the food court at the People's Park. We found the atmosphere was amazing and always busy till late at night.

Visited November 2012
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Ashburn, Virginia
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“Nice Stroll Through Smelly Streets but Great Food”
4 of 5 stars 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
1 Thank Bill L
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Take a free tour from Chinese Heritage Centre”
5 of 5 stars 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
2 Thank Lucie H
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Favorite Hangout”
5 of 5 stars 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
Thank Dean T
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Skanor, Sweden
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“Take your time to enjoy China town”
4 of 5 stars 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
1 Thank Bitte_von
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