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“Fifth visit”
Review of Chinatown

Ranked #11 of 843 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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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Not too much has changed other than the van eating stops in the middle of the streets. The selection options are good but unlucky for us we picked an ordinary one. Not expense so what move onto the next. The Complex is always worth visiting to see the local produce but as always prepare for a bombardment of smells. Definitely anyone visiting should see.

Thank Mandy Tony H
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

We stayed right by China Town. This place is easy to walk around and there is good cheap food to be found here. Also lots of Asian food shops that I love and good souvenir shopping to be found. Well worth the time to visit.

Thank owlesey
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Has an MRT station. Quite vibrant place with market stalls and lots of places to eat, some more upmarket than others. Several main streets and includes Buddhist and Hindu temples. Nice at night with the red lanterns across the streets. Probably some good shops amongst the more souvenir type. Liked the Tintin shop. A place to wander.

Thank Wingecarribee
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Singapore has a decent sized china town with so many souvenir shops, restaurants, and activities going on everyday. The cheapest place to find all kinds of souvenirs and gifts to bring back home. The outdoor hawker center type food stalls in china town are in my opinion one of the best. There are a lot of options and generally the food tastes better here then many of the hawker centers found around the city. Plus it looks a lot nicer and is surrounded by music, people, and Chinese restaurants like he edges.

Wishing Chinatown you can find a couple different temples and the buildings are all decorated with Chinese lanterns and signs. During festivals the whole area is even more so decorated. Chinatown stays pretty busy all day and night as there is many cheaper hotels and hostels in the area for travelers to stay for a bit cheaper in the pricey city.

Chinatown has its own MRT station so it’s very easy to get to and it’s not to far from the quays and little India.

Thank Brad B
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We visited Chinatown on the last day of our seven day stay in singapore. We took the mrt from little india to chinatown . We took the exit to pagoda street and voila !! we were in chinatown, The street has small shops selling garments souvenirs toys etc . We also visitted budhas tooth relic temple and mariamman temple . please allow 3 hours to visit this area .there is a food street also there.it is advisable to go during evening so that before 6pm one can visit budha tooth relic temple and then go to other sites and finish off with dinner in chna town food street .

Thank krishnanmct
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