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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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If you are craving for Singaporean menu, this is a good place to find Chinese-Singaporean food, don't forget to have chicken rice here. If you are tired with crowded food hawker... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love my Fried Crab with Salted Eggyolk I had it 3 times now first visited here I had 2 crab in a row..this time when I came that day I had my fave crab in China Town Seafood

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good fun taking in the markets and having a bit of bartering. Market is easy to negotiate although very busy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are craving for Singaporean menu, this is a good place to find Chinese-Singaporean food, don't forget to have chicken rice here. If you are tired with crowded food hawker, I suggest you to come here during weekdays around 4pm. They also have a Micheline-awarded restaurant here, if you are interested make sure you have time for the queue

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here every night in the small food establishments. There is a whole street of them! Plenty of stalls for the tourist so be ready to barter! Much better than Little India in my opinion.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Large China town as one might expect but much the same as others although the temple is worth a look, pretty impressive. The peoples place is where you will see locals eating lunch at very cheap prices.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

where you can see a lot of souvenirs at affordable prices, food stalls and hawker chains as low as SGD1. you can haggle with the attendants depending on the number of items you have to buy. colorful streets and buildings within this area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Go in the afternoon and stay when the sun goes down to take in all the beautiful lights. Great souvenir shopping.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I always travel down to have authentic chinese food, especially sichuan food. If you find a good restaurant, it was affordable and nice. Really...my favorite part of Chinatown is food, food, food... of course you can buy some small items with Chinese culture. cheap and interesting too. The best is either mid-automn festival season or.Chinese new year period. LOTS OF... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to buy all your cheap souvenirs to take home but not much more. The eateries were average (we went to two) If you want a taste of China you wont get it here. But, in saying that I'd still recommend a visit - just to see the place and buy the gifts for those back home. The MRT... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you can avoid weekend that'd be great. Take public transport. Having said that Chinatown is filled with goodies, and I'm not talking about the cheap China made souvenirs but things like arts and crafts shop on top of people's park. As well as various shop selling fabric that's much lesser than Spotlight and of good quality. Also if you... More 

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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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