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“Worth the walk”
Review of Chinatown

Chinatown
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Singapore's Chinatown Trishaw Night Tour with Transfer
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Singapore Half-Day City Tour
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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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Kortrijk, Belgium
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“Worth the walk”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

I wouldn't buy anything here, except if I knew the product and the vendor very well. It's just the atmosphere in this bustling area of Singapore. And the many, many food shops: what a culture!

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Buzzy and worth a visit”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

I enjoy the Singapore Chinatown for quite a different mix of shops, outlets and many food choices. Nice place to get a foot massage and wander round.

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Jakarta
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“Good Food”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

It's a nice place. The streets are lined with colorful old Chinese houses and lanterns. There are shopping places too and you can bargain. Some stalls sells interesting things like colorful chopsticks and Chinese umbrellas. The best thing about this place is the food. Go to the famous dessert cafes near the MRT station.

Visited November 2012
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Atlantico Department, Colombia
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“Best Shopping!”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Singapore is well known for its high end/designer shopping - but Chinatown is the place to shop in Singapore if you are a poor-broke-college-kid (like me). Great deals, and you can haggle everything. And the food is great in this area too!

Visited November 2012
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Makati, Philippines
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“Steer away from the camera shops”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Lots of souvenirs to buy here from the street shops. Interestingly, this is not just Chinatown, there's also a Hindu temple here. We did not enter any temples but just by walking around the shop houses you can get a feel of how people lived in the past. We also visited the museum Chinatown Heritage Centre located right in the heart of Chinatown. Very representative and realistic. Good educational tour. Meanwhile do steer away from the shops selling cameras or tailored clothes. They might sound attractive initially but usually lots of mark ups at the end.

Visited October 2012
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