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Address: Crot | Trengganu, Singapore, Singapore
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Great food and a bunch of tacky stuff you don't really need, but a fun experience. Glad they kept these small patches of historic architecture in place. Keeps some of the "old... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food and a bunch of tacky stuff you don't really need, but a fun experience. Glad they kept these small patches of historic architecture in place. Keeps some of the "old charm" of Singapore despite the recent modernization. Come armed with cash- many of the street vendors don't take card!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You sure have to Go to Chinatown and take a lunch or diner At the foodcourt! Not so clean but the Food is good and cheap. And we did Like to be between the Chinese people

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Bali, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Being here was something remarkable. To witnessed the old and the new blended in very well in harmony. From the classic chinatown entrance gate to the modern mall nearby. Every corner of this distric has their own history and story

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in a hotel on the edge of Chinatown and enjoyed the experience. Very busy and yes the stalls are all orientated around the tourist trade but walking around once was fun. There is so much else to see though. We did a walking tour and were taken to at least four different religious centres including a Hindu temple... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to buy a "24 hour jacket" we had one made it was excellent pure raw silk, made in the time promised, beautiful fit, charming service, a little pushy but no more than I would have expected. Raffles Tailors can be recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to eat and browse. Some great architecture on display including Pagoda and temples. A popular spot for tourists and locals.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Same old same old tourst shops - not so authentic anymore - but fun to walk through the lanes. Food didn't seem that great this time - also a problem finding a place to eat that you could also buy a drink - then only Singapore Beer available, but so hot Shandy's were good for the girls

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Diverse shopping experience from inexpensive trinkets and souvenirs to high end jewelry and clothing. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I really like coming here. I think it's a good place to visit if you come to Singapore. The Chinatown in Singapore is also clean so it makes it a nice place to visit. It's a place to see Singapore culture as well as cheap food and drinks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is always plenty of people, and the food street is very convinient and good quality, i advice to try salted egg jork crab, and you can find any kind of souvenirs there, it is a good point to visit, i like it so much that i book my hotel over there, there are 2 temples over there i... 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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