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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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Street shopping paradise..

So, this place is great for some inexpensive retail therapy. You practically get everything here. Curios, antiques, clothes, household items etc..you name it and it is there. I... read more

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

So, this place is great for some inexpensive retail therapy. You practically get everything here. Curios, antiques, clothes, household items etc..you name it and it is there. I was particularly impressed by the art shops that carried some inspiring work and the Tintin shop that just took my breath away. There are a lot of eating joints where you can... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a China Town different from any others elsewhere: the buildings remain unchanged over the last 100 years. The whole area is full of buildings with individual character. Once you walk through the shops, you will feel like walking in any street in China. They sell everything you can think of related to China. It is a must for... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Singapore"s Chinatown is situated in the centre of the city and houses countless shops and restaurants featuring the food of the various provinces of China.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The standard tourist bits. Would have liked to find more of the Chinese. The little lndia area was much better, some tourist but for the locals with their shops, jewellery store and clothing markets.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are varieties of foods, local products and other handmade product which is really interesting. The best thing in China town is FOOD. Great and cheap.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Using the MRT, I got off at the Chinatown Station. There are many food hawkers selling cheap and delicious dishes, clothing, fruits, baked goods, traditional Chinese medicines, souvenirs, etc. Crossing the bridge, I visited also the other areas of Chinatown. A museum, temples, restaurants, shops can be found here.

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I met up with a friend here and we had fun wandering the street market and then eating some street food. Great value for money

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There were lots of different shops with cheap stuff. The shop owners very not too friendly or helpful. We did buy a few item

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There really wasn't much here. We ended up here around lunchtime so most of the temples were closed. We strolled around the markets but it was pretty ordinary. It you are looking to fill time then come here. If you have limited time suggest you try somewhere else.

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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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