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Reviewed yesterday

Every time I come to Singapore I come here for a visit and I always enjoy it. It is great place to try street food and nice chicken rice. Couple temples also around

Thank jr87traveller
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's a place where local also go there too. Smith street food market is more for tourist (and of course higher price) but if walk inside to new bridge you will find a hawker on the 2md floor where all locals are. I've tried pork satay and it's pretty yummy.

Thank LoveIsYouAndMe
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a wonderful assault on the senses. From noise, smell,colour to a vibrant feel in the hot humid air Chinatown does not disappoint. The streets are packed tightly together and you can buy almost anything. Durian fruit stalls make you recoil with their rotten sock smell. Try one and you will be pleasantly surprised with the taste. Just don't bring one back to your hotel room, unless you want to change hotels . Visit the heritage center museum to get a feel of what it was like for the Chinese emigrant during the last two centuries. Eye opening. Have lunch at the famous Maxwell Hawker center. Try the Hainanese chicken, delicious. Buy decorative chopsticks for the folks back home. Listen to some Chinese karaoke opera at the opera school in Smith st.
Just have fun and take in the atmosphere to store in memory of your visit to Singapore.

Thank 54clare
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Reviewed 2 days ago

SIngapore's Chinatown can be a bit touristy - but it is a good place to buy souvenirs at a cheaper cost than in town area. Singaporeans also visit China town as there are many eating places there, so food wise, it's not only for tourists. The Yue Hwa emporium is worth visiting though you might not want to buy things there as they are not cheap (quality might be better though). However, there is a big range of silk products and you can see a huge variety of bottled chinese food products.

Thank Jeanne H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great tourist attraction. It’s not for the faint hearted or fussy when it comes to eating here. Food is good.

Thank LouisPRequena
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Vibrant night life it small area. It’s easy walking among the bars. There are prostitutes working so be very careful and would not take kids.

Thank Kevin7088
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a really good time walking around the stalls and stores in Chinatown area. There is just so much to see and if you want to pick up really good souvenirs and reasonably priced gifts there is no shortage of those. Embroidered Satin purses and sets of coaster are all great buys here. Food stalls serve very tasty quality dishes. We are so glad we spent an entire day here!

Thank angelinat202
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been to Chinatown in Singapore many times; we have a favourite place to sit at tables a bit away from those who determinedly (and sometimes annoyingly!) try to get you to sit near their restaurants/stalls. It’s toward one end where there are mostly outdoor tables along each side of the street. It might be more touristy/costly than the hawker centre near the airport, but the food is recognisable to most westerners ie. not many dishes have fish heads floating/eyeballing you like at airport centre. If you do want traditional locals’ food go there but take some wipes to clean down seats and tables. Chinatown has more staff clearing tables etc so appeals more to us. Another time we plan on going to centre near Botanic Gardens.

Thank NotMolly
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The area is OK for a walk around and the street food, get there in the SMRT. Unless you are hungry and need to shop for the usual Chinatown items expect to spend about an hour there.

Thank kik38
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Quite busy (lots of tourists), but some interesting buildings and plenty of food. Definitely worth a visit when you're in Singapore.

Thank TessaL63
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