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Chinese New Year (China Town)

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Crot | Trengganu | China Town, Singapore 39805, Singapore
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Could spend a day here

There's lots of shops here selling the usual sort of tourist attractions. The food here is really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Quirky and cultural

Very nice place to walk around and very cultural. The lanterns are lovely when lit up at night. The... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Louise L
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Gong Xi Fa Cai! (May the New Year bring you fortune and good luck!) Prepare yourself to be immersed in a sea of red and golden hues, as Singapore's Chinatown takes the lead in ushering in the traditional Chinese New Year! Witness the street markets coming to life with goodies such as decorative ornaments on sale; and be prepared to queue for hours for the yummy New Year snack 'bah kwa' (barbecued sliced pork). The crowds thicken by the day as the city counts down to the party – and it is the only time of the year that the authorities allow the use of firecrackers in Singapore. It's definitely worth the jostle to experience the festive flavour upfront, and the crowd favourite which has to be the unique New Year lanterns, which represent the animal zodiac of the Chinese New Year.
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Crot | Trengganu | China Town, Singapore 39805, Singapore
Crot | Trengganu | China Town, Singapore 39805, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There's lots of shops here selling the usual sort of tourist attractions. The food here is really good too. Be prepared to haggle.

Thank annie_ladybird
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Very nice place to walk around and very cultural. The lanterns are lovely when lit up at night. The food is good too.

1  Thank Louise L
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

On route with SIA hop on bus or close to MRT station. Vibrant Chinese atmosphere with abundant stalls to purchase souvenirs and extra. Colourful and lots of eating stalls to test your tastebuds at something new and delicious fruit cups with Dragon fruit to try...More

1  Thank H0lidaytrip
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Best place to spend time for shopping and you can easily reach from china town metro station Best to buy any items in addition to leisure area Easy to locate from green line and red line of MRT in Purple line of MRT

Thank Jothilingam E
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

If you are lucky to be in Singapore for Chinese New Year then head to China town and take in the celebrations. Very colourful and everyone in a good mood.

Thank CorneliusfudgeGM
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

When with wife and Brother-in-law,to this great festivals shopping many goodie to buy and bargains. Many Souvenirs. Cookies; Decorative ;Sweet and dessert to buy especially Chinese cookies.There are are household item like Year of Rooster bed sheet; Pillow with Rooster designed .etc.A must for local...More

Thank Benny S
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

A visit to Chinatown was something we didn't do on our first visit to Singapore but on our second we did. How we regret not going the first time as well. Our main reason to visit was for the market which was cheaper than Bugis...More

1  Thank Keith L
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Chinese New Year and the run-up to it are very important to the locals! Thus, the streets in Chinatown were decorated for the occasion. There was a special street market, Lion Dances and light-ups in the run-up. Then, in the afternoon of Chinese New Year's...More

1  Thank Emmy G
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Always thought that the best time to visit Chinatown is around the lunar new year when it would be beautifully decorated. Jan 28, 2017 marks the beginning of the lunar new year of the rooster and the Chinatown area is joyously lit and roosters and...More

1  Thank dynamic14
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Went to China town as part of our tour and it was amazing ...we had a great Chinese meal and went on a rickshaw ride down to the harbor then did a bum boat ride down the river ..what an amazing time we had

Thank Mary M
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.
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