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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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This is where you go if you need to purchase gifts for your family and friends back home. You can also get great food at a good price.

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Singapore, Singapore
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This is where you go if you need to purchase gifts for your family and friends back home. You can also get great food at a good price.

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Hobart, Australia
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Visited Chinatown 2 times during our time in Singapore. Be prepared for crowds and bargaining. Lots of the same type of trinkets to purchase but good to be in the hustle and bustle of it all, if only for a short period of time.

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Santa Rosa, California
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My guess is that everyone visits Chinatown in Singapore. The historic architecture, the inexpensive shopping, and the affordable food are all reasons why everyone loves this area.

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I have spent nearly a year working in the Chinatown area, and I still feel I haven't explored as much. Be it the dumplings in the Chinatown Complex, to the Schezuan restaurants lining Mosque street, and speak easy bars hidden in the various shop houses, Chinatown is a food lovers paradise. During Lunar New Year, this place is decorated and... More 

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We have been to China town on several times and it always amazes us on how popular it is. Also how good the shopping is. There is something there for everyone. Culture colour and excitment.

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Chinatown in Singapore is the best we've experienced in our 4 country trip through Singapore, Kuala Lampur, Ho Chi Minh and Bali. There are lots of vendors - though, beware of the Durian fruit ice cream - we found it to be terrible ( though, we didn't like Durian fruit at all). Lots of great vendors and street food. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go with a guide, we had a great tour with Simon, a local from a firm called Indi Tours who really explained the history and what we were looking at. On our own it would have been colourful but with Simon we learnt and saw so much we would never have known or even noticed. If you have any interest... More 

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This is one of my favourite haunts in Singapore. In fact, I was just there an hour ago. Got my skin care products at People's Park, a shopping complex, then had 2 bowls of local desserts nearby. A bowl of gingko nuts with logan soup and then to top it all off, a bowl of green bean soup with some... More 

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Lots to see in colourful Chinatown. We ate Singapore chilli crab a couple of nights along with other fabulous local food washed down by Tiger beer. The streets of Chinatown are filled with shops selling clothes and all kinds of souvenirs and when your tired of walking step in for foot spa and little fish will tickle your toes!

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You can see everything you want made in China. All the arts and crafts of China. All the silk, jewelry clothes you name it. Great place to bargin and they speak English very well.

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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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