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“Great Place full if Chinese Culture” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chinatown

Chinatown
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Singapore's Chinatown Trishaw Night Tour with Transfer
Ranked #22 of 787 things to do in Singapore
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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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“Great Place full if Chinese Culture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

This really is a Gem if a place, such a contrast from the usual Singapore High Ruse Skyscrapers. If you enjoy markets that are busying with colour and everything under the sun this definitely is a must. Eateries by the dozen, all serving great food at reasonable prices. Market traders just about selling everything all at discounted prices compared to the rest if Singapore. On the cultural side, do gaze up and admire the wonderful old buildings that are lovingly cared for. And don't forget to check out the Green Mosque and the colourful Hindu Temple.

Visited August 2014
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“Good souvenir shopping”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

My kid is making noise wanted to go shopping, so we decided to bring him over to Chinatown. There is a walking street full of souvenir shops at great prices. Next to it, restaurants and hawker centers are convenience for tourists.

Visited August 2014
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“Historical Attraction Preserved”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Chinatown aka Niu Che Shui is an ethnic neighbourhood featuring distinctly Chinese cultural elements and a historically concentrated ethnic Chinese population. Chinatown is located near the heart of Singapore. Large sections of it have been declared national heritage sites officially designated for conservation by the Authorities.

Today's Chinatown comprises five districts; namely Telok Ayer, Bukit Pasoh, Tanjong Pagar, Kreta Ayer and Ann Siang Hill. Designated as conservation areas by the Urban Redevelopment Board in 1989, these districts have over the years cultivated their own unique identity.

Besides being known for its picturesque places of worship, Telok Ayer also features quirky shops, cafes and drinking holes, all found on the slopes of Ann Siang Hill. A recent influx of new businesses and developments have filled the slopes of Ann Siang Hill with quirky shops, cafes and drinking holes - making it a great weekend hangout for the younger crowd. The heart of Chinatown, Kreta Ayer is home to an assortment of traditional trades, homegrown brands and some of the best hawker food around.

Travelling to Chinatown is not difficult. Chinatown MRT Station (NE4/DT19) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North East Line and the Downtown Line in Singapore. On the North East Line, it lies between the Outram Park and Clarke Quay MRT stations and between Telok Ayer and Fort Canning MRT stations on the Downtown Line. It is directly below and serves the district of Chinatown. There are also many buses which serves this high traffic destinations.

My favorite place in Chinatown is the Chinatown Market and Food Centre. Basement is where the wet market is located. Here many people can get daily groceries at a very cheap rate. and of cause Level 1 is where there are many shops selling clothes and accessories at a very cheap rate too! Then at Level 2 is where the food centre is located. You must visit and try to know how good the food there is, there is also a wide range of variety of food.

Visited August 2014
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“Place to find hidden jewel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Chinatown S'pore have a nice mixture of historical structures. There are many mode of transport to get you there. The easiest is take the train (SMRT). There are plenty bargain souvenirs outlet. The people there are friendly. You really need to venture the place on foot to find the hidden jewel. You will be surprised that you may stumble upon good bargain antiques. Food is not an issue coz you have plenty of selection. From fast food, hawker stalls or restaurant.

Visited August 2014
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“Local food with many choices and shopping at a reasonable price.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

If you want try Chinese foods and place where you can look for China stuffs. This will be the right place. Lots of nice local foods and must try.
Festive shopping and wonderful experience of season must come the durning the Chinese New Year there will be flea market just like Taiwan night market and once in the life time experience.

Visited August 2014
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