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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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Although most of the stalls seem to have a lot of the same "made in China" stuff, one really can pick up a good bargain on souvenirs etc. There are some fabulous food stalls

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed two fabulous meals in China town at local restaurants. The ambiance, outlook and food is great. Very authentic dining & a great place to enjoy and walk & soak up the vibe

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Dubai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

China town is great for trinket and souvenir shopping. One of my favourite places in Singapore. Many restaurants to choose.from, food is very cheap and most of the restaurants have free wifi, which was a bonus when travelling with teenagers

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best place to visit for shops and food if you like everything chineese like us it's vibrant busy and just makes you feel happy

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although most of the stalls seem to have a lot of the same "made in China" stuff, one really can pick up a good bargain on souvenirs etc. There are some fabulous food stalls

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to take back Souvenirs for your friends which bear a typical Singapore stamp, this is the place. In most of the shops bargaining is a must to an extent of max 20% not more. Prices are generally reasonable. Good variety of, in fashion, clothes available, specially for the youth. Bulk packs of souvenirs are at very attractive... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

HAve been to chinatown many times.. But only few times during CNY festival market.. Not very impressive as it is too commercialize.. For kids, do not have much to show too

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see in Singapore with its fabulous food marquet and spices from the orient as well as clothes, souvenirs and lots more surprices of exotic fruits and gastronomy.

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It's worth a visit for some chili crab, but effectively it's just another Chinatown. Tonnes of Chinese restaurants lined the edge of the street, just too many to chose from!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stall type markets where you can pick up virtually anything. Wonderful for well priced souvenirs. Outdoors though so be prepared for the heat and humidity. Crowds can build up as the day goes on.

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We visited Chinatown for a wander through and found it vibrant and exciting. Preparations were well underway for Chinese New Year celebrations which added to the vibe. Food Street was a mass of fantastic aromas and although we didn't partake there was some amazing food on offer. You could buy all sorts in the shops.

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Chinatown
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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