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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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Always a must when in Singapore

A great street market with souvenirs, artefacts and bric a brac. It never disappoints, even get meal or snack and a cold beer at one of the street restaurants. A fun visit while... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Moranbah, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was disappointed not as good as I thought it would be.more restaurants than food stalls and a lot of lndian merchants.tried the crispy skin duck what a let down all bones and little meat.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great street market with souvenirs, artefacts and bric a brac. It never disappoints, even get meal or snack and a cold beer at one of the street restaurants. A fun visit while enjoying the sights

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Vibrant. Bustling. Colourful. Aromatic. Very very cheap for souvenirs. Beautiful food at great prices. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Chinatown is crowded as always. A lot of restaurants and souvenir shops there. The Whole area is so colorful and lively.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a little bit disappointing from the shopping point of view as most stalls sold the same things. Prices were not as cheap as expected. March ... it was hot and humid walking through the stalls.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although it was fun to visit and eat in Chinatown it is a bit of a tourist trap. The prices are quite high for a Chinatown and the atmosphere was much less authentic than in Bangkok.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a must on our visit. We spend most of a day here sightseeing, drinking in the culture and experience and taking cover during a monsoon rainfall. Friendly people, lots of other tourists too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really friendly place to visit and especially to eat. The food is very tasty and cheap if you don't mind mucking in with the locals who are very friendly. Even the drinks are very reasonable a lot cheaper than the hotels.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited with a personal guide which made this visit more memorable. We had lunch in Smith St which was enjoyable and purchased gifts in a couple of the shops. Well worth the visit

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited Chinatown during the week and it wasn't very crowed. Lots of small shops with touristy toys and clothes. The food was ok from what I saw and had. I spent an hour or so and that was enough for me to get the idea of chinatown. I didn't explore as much I might have. There is a traditional... 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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