Sago Street (Street Of The Dead)

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Sago Street (Street Of The Dead)

Sago Street (Street Of The Dead)
3.5
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3.5
79 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
38
Average
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Poor
4
Terrible
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ZenYi
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
Oct 2021
The street by itself looks busy and unremarkable, but with an experienced guide, you will be able to hear stories from the past and you will see a new side of "Street of the dead" and its horrible tales.

All in all, I had very interesting session. highly recommend going with a guide.
Written 25 November 2021
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Tracey G
Halesowen, UK1,974 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Lots to see, smell, eat and buy. Very busy with tourists and locals alike. The area has a great buzz and is certainly well worth a visit
Written 30 October 2019
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Chrisinkingwood2
Houston, TX5,523 contributions
Sep 2019
This was once an old warehouse district where flour and sago starch were made, sago is a type of palm that grows in swampy areas. Over time these old building had other uses and now are shops, bars and small restaurants. The street is now only for foot traffic and no cars allowed.
Written 27 September 2019
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Chris
Hinckley, UK644 contributions
Aug 2019
We were in the area and walked along this street. The place was busy with a lot of people. There are lots of shops and restaurants around the area to visit. This is a nice place to visit if you're in the area.
Written 13 September 2019
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Simply Travel and Eat
Singapore, Singapore12,759 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
This is a busy street especially during the festive holidays. Many items for sale including food. A lovely stroll to enjoy the Chinese festival.
Written 7 September 2019
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RatingDuo
Merak, India538 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
You can get the full story of the street from the heritage center museum, which is so important to visit if you want a full view on the history of Chinatown/Singapore!
Written 8 August 2019
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Simply Travel and Eat
Singapore, Singapore12,759 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
This is one of the sidewalk along the main Chinatown street. Can find a number of shops selling local souvenirs like magnets, etc.

Some restaurants can be found along this street as well.
Written 5 April 2019
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia25,895 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Sago Street is now essentially a pedesstrian mall and lined with interesting old houses that operate as restaurants and bars. In the 1840's it housed many factories that made sago and flour.In the early 1900's it was famous for brothels. Athough there are no funeral parlor's in Sago Street there are some in nearby Sago Lane. Now it is an interesting short street with some classical old houses one floor up from the road but at toad level they are fairly tacky.ood that the old houses have been retained but a pity how they look at street level.
Written 18 March 2019
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pakabay
Adelaide, Australia1,849 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Sago Street is located in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown and these days features many restaurants as well as the stunning Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. A market is held here most evenings although at the moment, for Chinese New Year, the market is set-up day & night. There are also bars, tea houses etc.

Sago Street and the nearby Sago Lane used to house many Sago factories, hence its name. Prior to that, during the period of mass immigration from China, following the establishment of the Singapore Free Port by Raffles, it was the area of “death houses”, where the poor Chinese came to die. Most lived in the nearby overcrowded residences and boarding houses.

Over time, funeral parlours were also established here, hence the name.

The street is still full of fantastic shop-houses and makes an interesting area to wander about.
Written 17 February 2019
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County-Hunter
Tacoma, WA2,948 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
I found Sago Street to be about the “deadest” of the streets. I first went there in the morning and half the stalls were closed. I returned about 8pm and all but a couple of stalls were closed while neighboring Smith, Pagoda and Temple Streets were all still bustling. Don’t go out of your way to go here.
Written 29 December 2018
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