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“From potions to religious beliefs”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Chinatown

Chinatown
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US$64.59*
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Singapore's Chinatown Trishaw Night Tour with Transfer
Ranked #23 of 805 things to do in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“From potions to religious beliefs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were numerous shops selling potions for every conceivable ailment. Markets were selling a variety of goods and food and the atmosphere was incredible. There were temples adorned with ancient images and one temple had a religious icon made in gold from offerings by the visiting public which weighed in excess of 100kg. A religious ceremony was taking plcae in the lower levels if the temple and this was quite a moving spectacle

Visited April 2017
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“A must visit in Singapore”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here you can learn the history of the Peranakan Chinese in Singapore, eat some famous chicken rice, and poke around all of the fabulous little shops, many featuring items with the intricate beadwork that the Chinese here are famous for. Also many other tasty restaurants featuring other types of cuisine.

Visited April 2017
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Fun for the Entire Family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited Chinatown on a number of occasions. It is always a great stop for everyone in the family. Whether old or young, there seems to be something that appeals to everyone. Many shop owners may say hello and invite you in, but you will not feel pressured, as you would in some other similar marketplaces. There are plenty of places to stop for food and a drink. Be sure to check out the ice cream vendor at the corner of Pagoda and South Bridge streets for a unique Singaporean treat.

Visited April 2017
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New Delhi, India
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“Not impressed ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before going to Singapore I heard about Chinatown and after reaching there I was not very impressed.... I found it very normal and nothing impressive catch my attention

Visited March 2017
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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“Get. Food. Here.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is delicious and there's so much to choose from. The street is clean and there's an easy access to a sink outside to wash up before or after eating.

Visited April 2017
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