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  • betty l
    Brampton, Canada10,554 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Among the shophouses of Singapore’s’ Chinatown, we were surprised to discover the district’s colourful street art and iconic Chinese and Hindu temples. We were amzzed by the new art works you can find around the area
    Written 2 May 2024
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,762 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bustling street located in Kampong Glam with restaurants, shops selling foodstuffs, textiles arts & crafts and Middle Eastern merchandise that has that exotic look. Great place to enjoy a browse or just sit and enjoy a snack.
    Written 30 December 2023
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  • Davidjellis
    Lowestoft, UK9,170 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited Haji Lane and the Arab Street area of Singapore as part of a cruise ship excursion. We had around an hour in this part of the city to check out the quirky cafes and restaurants and the amazing wall art in this Instagram-popular location.

    We couldn't soak up much of the atmosphere this part of town is famous for as we visited in the morning before most places had opened, but the impressive wall art and beautiful Sultan Mosque made it well worthy of the stop.
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • Brown_Samantha
    Kennewick, WA1,619 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We followed a self guided walking tour we found online, and set foot to explore Little India. It is easily reachable via the MRT. So many bold colors to take in, very small and crowded shops that sell just about anything. It took us a bit to get used to the "smell" and garbage, not the typical clean Singapore sights. Oh well, it is after all, Little India.

    Be sure to take lots of photos. So many opportunities. We especially like the murals that depicted horse racing and colorful playful cows.

    The Masjid Abdul Gafoor was also worth a stop (even though it is Islamic). We also admired the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple and its five-tier Gopuram. So many colorful and ornate statues.
    Written 20 March 2024
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  • Roberts69
    Northampton, UK18,828 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I really like the Kampong Glam district of Singapore with its stunning 200 year old Sultan Mosque, the many eating and drinking establishments, the colourful painted side streets, (Haji Lane is buzzing), and the independent shops and traders. I have visited this area many times and it is great both during the day and at night. At the end of March / early April they have a food festival in this area which is great to visit to sample the various street foods on offer, many of which are Malay. I recommend a visit to anyone spending a couple of days in Singapore.
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • eVe 🇸🇬🇸🇬🇸🇬
    Singapore, Singapore1,166 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tucked behind The Centrepoint Mall, Emerald Hill is lined with pre-war shophouses with beautifull architectures. It is quaint with a different vibe from the mainstreet shopping belt. Recommended to visit for up to an hour.

    Nearest MRT - Somerset Station
    Written 25 January 2024
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  • cliff1608
    303 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice relaxing chilled place to walk, sit, eat or drink, quiet and peaceful and like everywhere in Singapore it is spotlessly clean.
    Written 31 January 2024
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  • Speedbird747
    Weybridge, UK615 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you've been to Singapore a lot and want something a little different from the glitz of downtown then the Katong district offers something different.

    From eclectically coloured older houses which are begging to be photographed to a good mix of restaurants and cafes, this is a nice area to take a stroll around and then get some refreshments.
    Written 5 November 2019
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  • HofH999
    Melbourne, Australia1,167 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great to revisit this old favourite especially the various Lim’s stores with their traditional Chinese and Malay pieces.
    Written 28 October 2023
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  • Zoe Sy
    Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice architecture!
    Great ambiance and a perfect quiet place
    if you just need to do unwind

    Read books and photography

    The people are accommodating to tourist.
    Written 7 July 2023
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  • Your Travel Buddy SG
    Singapore, Singapore31,534 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The central business district is filled with skyscrapers, like most of the central business districts in other countries. The historical part of this was that Singapore was striving on trade in the beginning. The Singapore river was a very busy port in those days with bum boats transporting goods from bigger ships anchored out in the sea. This is where it all began!
    Written 9 April 2019
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  • Aminangie
    Singapore, Singapore38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My family drove through geylang on the eve of Ramadan and the lights were amazing. It looks like driving through a tunnel of lights. The stalls have also increased and many new fusion food were available. What is most convenient is there's an area where you can sit down to eat and best of all, it's aircon. The comfort in this weather is most welcome.
    Written 21 May 2019
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  • Adventure Diva
    Manchester, CT2,527 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    These pre-war shophouses are like "home museums" that are dedicated to the Peranakan culture. There's a lot of traditional Keybayas, beaded shoes and chinaware. Stop by the row of beautiful shophouses (Koon Seng Road) which are instagram-worthy photos.
    Written 28 September 2022
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  • Bay_and_Sky
    New Taipei, Taiwan1,253 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    New buildings with various restaurants and renovate urban park above Tanjon Pagar Mrt station will just astonish people passing by. Either the stylish skylines or the greenery path ways certainly relax and release urban tensions.
    Written 18 November 2018
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  • SOH KIEN PENG
    Singapore, Singapore8,991 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took a morning brisk walk from Marsiling MRT station to the Marsiling Market and Hawker Center at Blk 20 Marsiling Lane.

    Surprised that the hawker centre and market was so crowded on a weekday morning. In fact, the whole place is so lively and dynamic with elderly chit chat with one another over cups of coffee and toast bread or over a bowl of wanton noodles. All this while, I thought the center of focus for food in Marsiling is at Marsiling Mall. I was wrong. The hidden gems seem to lie here.

    I always like to rate the popularity of the food by the long queue at the stalls. One of the stalls with long queue was 'Muslim Food Stall' at #01-114 selling unique nasi ambeng, rawan, nasi lemak, nasi Jengganan. The plate of nasi ambeng by the look was so delicious and mouth watering enriched with sotong, egg, chicken, tau kwa made me craving for it.

    The curry laksa from Chin Heng noodles was the signature dish here. The wanton noodles from Joy Junction looks appealing and tender. The handmade mee hoon kueh was very appealing at $4/- per bowl.

    The mee rebus, mee siam at $3.50 at Majijah was reasonably priced and delicious. Their signature dishes were Apom and Masala Thosai. Lai Xing Prawn Noodle attracted quite a long queue. Uncle Pancake stall was most attractive with her peanut and corn.

    I ordered a plate of nasi ambeng set from the Muslim Food Stall. The ingredients were generously nourishing and plentiful at $6.50 per set. Love the taste though spicy hot.

    Will come again to try other food.
    Written 26 January 2024
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