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Address: Crot | Trengganu, Singapore, Singapore
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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For a fascinating peek into Singapore’s Chinese culture and history,...

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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We had dinner in Singapore's Chinatown and walked around the markets during the evening. It is very easy to get to Chinatown as the station is right in the heart of Chinatown... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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We had dinner in Singapore's Chinatown and walked around the markets during the evening. It is very easy to get to Chinatown as the station is right in the heart of Chinatown. There were also, locals in red t-shirts, helping tourists with directions and tips, so you cannot get lost.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Chinatown is clean and tidy with a variety of interesting shops. We tried a foot spa which was great fun. The Maxwell Food Centre is also in Chinatown if you fancy trying out a Hawker market.

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Wangaratta, Australia
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Area was pleasant but has become very touristy and selling lots of cheap souvenirs. Would not go out of my way to see. Some interesting architecture

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Melbourne, Australia
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Great to get out of sanitised Singapore and join in with the locals. Great inexpensive food options topped off with shopping.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Great both during the day looking at the Temples, market stalls,shops etc but also comes to life at night. We ate at the Hawker stall great food and cheap with a great variety.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Unlike Chinatowns in Western countries, Chinatown in Singapore is not THE place to go to for a local Chinese experience. The best Chinese cuisines in Singapore are located elsewhere. If you're a foreigner I recommend making some local friends to guide you. Chinatown in Singapore was named such because that's where the British colonists decided the early migrants from China... More 

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Dubbo, Australia
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Lots of different shops and eating places, nice massages as well. Quite a large area as well to explore

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Melbourne, Australia
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We are staying in Chinatown, we found it very convenient. The train station is so close that we found it easy & affordable to explore. So many restaurants to select from. The markets are great, open quite late also. We found most of the places we wanted to explore were close to Chinatown.

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Ballarat, Australia
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We went to experience the hussel and bushel of tourists. Had a nice meal but experience no different from any other Chinatown. Can pick up usual tourist thickets if you want.

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Chinatown was the last place my husband and I visited during our transit in Singapore, we had our dinner there, overall the food was satisfied but just beware that you might need to pay a slightly higher price since this is a well-known tourist spot. However, if you are looking for souvenirs to shop as gift to your friends and... More 

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Chinatown is a classic combination of colourful sights, enticing smells, and sometimes startling sounds. The precinct is unique, however, in its blending of religions and cultures. A Hindu temple, an Islamic mosque, and a Chinese Buddhist temple sit almost side by side. This sense of cultural harmony continues as you venture just outside of Chinatown to the nightlife areas of Club Street and Duxton Hill. There you’ll mingle with Singapore’s multicultural residents at the modern bars and restaurants dotting the bustling streets. An afternoon in and around Chinatown will leave you culturally enlightened, well fed, and loaded with souvenirs. In the evening, reward yourself with a well-deserved cocktail as the locals come out to play.
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