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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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Singapore Hawker Center Food Tour in Chinatown

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Love Singapore's Chinatown

Beautiful old buildings and of course plenty of great Chinese food. Make sure to visit Maxwell Road Hawker Centre for great Chicken Rice and other other delicious items.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Must visit for food lovers and casual shoppers. Lots of authentic and highly rated restaurants are present. Can spend a whole day here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful old buildings and of course plenty of great Chinese food. Make sure to visit Maxwell Road Hawker Centre for great Chicken Rice and other other delicious items.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I live in China, and it was if I were transported back. Large shopping street night market. Anything you want and more!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful, great food. Make sure to eat at the Hawker centres. Stalls are rated with an " A, B, C or less". We stuck with the "A's", sometimes the "B's".

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is having a temple, mosque and a chinese temple in one place. They have got some cheap market as per Singapore standards which will give you lot of eat out options.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place with some amazing restaurants, food was top class and you can pick up a reasonably priced beer there too.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You have to visit the Buddha Temple....now that's a must! All the shops though are full of touristy stuff..which is great if you like that sort of stuff. It is part of their culture, so a definite must see, but it only took us about an hour or so. Don't miss the chicken and rice dishes at the food markets....great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

its a good place for shopping and you can see all type of goods with reasonable price and foods are also good nearby late evening is the best time to visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When exiting station via A point...go straight and go right for about 2 blocks. Better to check directions with station customer service for map. Hawker store area with 40 plus variety of local delicacies from SGD$ 1 to 6. Less than $10 will get you a very good feed, there is a michelin stared chicken rice here, however it was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A bit hot, crowded and smelly but there again this is a market! Plenty of stuff to look at and the good thing is the stall holders did not hassle me each time I looked at something! Amazing sight if a storm appears - the streets flood very quickly and all the local shoppers disappear from view! There are some... 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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