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“Old Chinatown”
Review of Chinatown

Chinatown
Ranked #11 of 871 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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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Nothing change much here since i dont know when.... the streets are the same and the sellers will line their items along the streets. Good place to go to soak in the atmosphere, especially during the chinese new year period. A must visit for foreigners.

Thank Brendanee
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

I have been to Chinatown many time in the recent years but this time found it changed, not as friendly as before but at one of the stalls was quite frightened by the antics of the husband of the owner. I was trying to buy a dressing gown for my Son and in trying to make up my mind was accosted by the husband who tried to Bully me, so I just kept walking, the wife and son just stood by.

Thank barbaraanne6
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

I remember all of those electronics we bought for very cheap - we still have our electronic photo frame from Singapore - china town!! And the blue taxis were the cheapest!

1  Thank Renata E
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

The fair itself and its shops may seem a little touristy, but the interesting part of this Chinatown is that waling around it will allow you to visit so many landmarks (temples, heritage center, etc.) that it is a neighborhood not to be missed.

Thank MemnochXXI
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Chinatown Singapore is typical of Chinatowns everywhere – crowded, bustling stalls/shops, lots of cheap goods and Chinese food supplies. Many restaurants although quality of food dubious. There are also some conventional shops and department stores on the main roads which sell good quality items at very low prices.
If you are after gold jewelry at competitive prices go to the People’s Park Complex, just behind the MRT station entrance on Eu Tong Sen Street. There are a dozen or so stores there selling good quality gold/diamond jewelry at good prices – authorized traders, so reliable and fair.

Thank JKEELAN
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