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Address: Crot | Trengganu, Singapore, Singapore
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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We had wanted to eat in Queen Vic market but it was just too crowded, so came to China Town instead. Called in the first restaurant with duck hanging in the window! Got seated and... read more

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Chester, United Kingdom
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We had wanted to eat in Queen Vic market but it was just too crowded, so came to China Town instead. Called in the first restaurant with duck hanging in the window! Got seated and served very quickly and I think it was the cheapest meal we had on our Australian holiday - less than $20 for the two of... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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The area is very well maintained, thus buildings look nice and all is clean. This is perhaps a bit different from Chinatowns in KL and Bangkok. We had lunch also at the huge variety of restaurants, which was great. A nice and recommendable experience.

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Chinatown in Singapore is the same as any Chinatown in any other city. Plenty of shops, plenty of places for food.

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Phang Nga, Thailand
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In almost all bigger cities is an area called China town. They all look a little bit the same, so if you have seen a few, it gets normal. That said, it is always a kind of fun to see how they live, work, manage their daily life.

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A must visit for any tourist to Singapore. Many small shops selling all sorts of souvenirs. Many dining options. Easy access with MRT.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Chinatown is quite popular with tourist and is specially busy during Chunese New Year. It sells lots of souvineirs, food and titbits. It also has a heritage museum so be sure to check that out if you are interested in the interesting history of Chinatown. I recommend it to all tourists and it is suitable for the young and old.... More 

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We went to Chinatown first ... after seeing other things I wish we had skipped it. The food is cheap so if you want inexpensive food give it a go, otherwise it feels cheap and not as beautiful as other attractions.

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Raipur, India
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Old made colony of Chinese who came and settled in Singapore outer architecture is preserved by Law one cant change the outer architecture . it gave an ancient look structure

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Chinatown is definitely a must visit if you go to Singapore. There are so much things you can do in Chinatown!! There are three must go temples to visit in chinatown, all worth your time to visit: Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, a larger size of a Buddhist temple. Tian Hock Keng Temple, a smaller Chinese temple, with amazing chinese architecture.... More 

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We visited with not to high expect ion and got pleasantly surprised. Area is nice and the style of the area is very much different to the Singapore of huge buildings. Many shops in the area and also a food street, but all looks very much organised and not really typical Chinese street style ;) Can recommend to everyone to... 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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