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Chinatown Street Market

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Address: Chinatown, Pagoda Street, Trengganu Street, Sago Street, Smith Street, Singapore 050005, Singapore

Take yourself back in time at the vibrant Chinatown Night Market and scour...

Take yourself back in time at the vibrant Chinatown Night Market and scour through a rich variety of wonderful items like dragon candles, street opera masks, traditional clothing and Chinese calligraphy.

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Busy place to find most anything!

We walked into the Chinatown shopping area and were amazed at all the shops and ALL the people. We found a shop with some postcards and stamps so we could mail them off to family... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We walked into the Chinatown shopping area and were amazed at all the shops and ALL the people. We found a shop with some postcards and stamps so we could mail them off to family and friends. What do you want? They have it here! It was a great walk and a delight for the eyes!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great vibe! Stumbled upon Chinatown and loved it. It seems to go on forever and that includes major shopping centres and hawkers markets. Well worth a look and transport to and from there very easy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Chinatown as it is truly alive. The sights smells and sounds are like no where else. If you have never been you must go. The whole area is worth a look and I walk for hours and always see something new no matter how many times I have been there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to go to the market at night and see what it as like. It was fantastic with many stalls and foods to sample. Its a typical Chinese market with a myriad of things to look at and buy at very cheap prices. We decided to eat dinner at one of the many restaurants and the food was fresh... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Main street decorated with roosters which is this zodiac year. Must go place to get the lunar new year vibes, for locals and tourists!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful buildings and very tourist friendly. No shortage of good food but definitely more expensive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

China town has a sharp contrast of low rise buildings and temples. This area has plenty of heritage and is bursting at the seems with culture. Temples, street stalls, shopping malls, restaurants, spas are just some of the experiences you will have here. However, you must be patient with the crowds and similarities on offer. The buildings are amazing and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

For me, Chinatown is the best place to buy souvenir, there are a lot of choice with very good price and you can bargain too in here. you can find any kind of souvenir in here. if in another place you can buy keychain 10SGD for 5, in here you can buy keychain 10sgd for 36pcs, wow, its amazing ahahahaha.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We went here to buy souvenirs etc. The street market is quite large and as with a lot of street markets a lot of stalls are similar. We did spend quite a long time here as there were things we had not seen in other markets. Beware if anyone wants to show you around as this is just a way... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Chinatown stands true to it's name. Very Chinese in experience and appearance.It is a great place to get a bit of shopping done. The Chinatown MRT station leads straight into the street. Clean, cheap and loads of varieties of food and shops.

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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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