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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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There's a Chinatown area in every city and this is no exception. Good little group of markets and shops with great prices and bargaining. Smith street is great and there is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rachell K
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went at night very busy. Loads of places to eat and Souvenier Shop well worth a visit, especially if you are hungry.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an amazing place to see in Singapore. There were many shops and restaurants with good taste. The tourists should slowly eat and enjoyed with the fascinating part of Singapore. A must to visit!

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Bucheon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of shopping, souvenirs etc. Many restaurants to choose from. Not too crowded on weekdays. Close to Maxwell Street Hawker Centre. Lanterns are so pretty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's a Chinatown area in every city and this is no exception. Good little group of markets and shops with great prices and bargaining. Smith street is great and there is a perfect hawker food centre on level 2. Very interesting wander around the fresh food markets on the bottom floor too. Theres a few temples in the area too... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charming area. Chinatown Complex is really old and is stuck in time. Some shoplots are gentrified - refurbished old charms with modern elements. A few bars, eateries and massage parlors around.

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting Little India we went to visit Chinatown to learn the history of the Chinese in Sungapore and see the sights. We stopped at a little restaurent and had a traditional meal Loved the atmosphere

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cheap souvenirs and lots of restaurants to choose in case you're hungry. But it's not as great as Bugis street. And the shop vendors in bugis street is much more likeable than in China town lol. Just my opinion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is astonishing, so busy and vibrant you need a good half a day if not a full one to do it justice. Be very careful of the heat and humidity take plenty of water and keep having a sit down, honestly its imperative to do this. Some wonderful eating places and great traditional shops.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like all Singapore this is clean place different others chinatowns what i see before.Prices and quality is good.Butha temple is very atractive.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit but a complete tourist trap. Best off going off piste if you want to see Singaporean people at play. Buglis area has a couple of streets which are locals only

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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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