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- 98%Local Culture
- 98%History Buffs
- 75%Budget Travelers
- 64%Adventure Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (116)
- ChinatownMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Mar 07, 2014
Singapore Chinatown puts many other Chinatowns to shame. This one is the real deal, where you can find authentic Chinese attire like silk shirts and ties that are far cheaper here than in the U.S.
If you want enjoy real China and HK Street food, Singapore is probably the closest thing you can get outside of China and HK. Every night is night market here; the surprise is that the oldest Hindu Temple, "Sri Mariamman Temple," is located in Chinatown.
This is definitely a place to visit when you are in Singapore. You can also find some very good deals on camera here but just be aware that some shops are not as friendly as those on Orchard Road are. There is also a train stop here as well. This is probably the safest and cleanest Chinatown.
- ChinatownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jan 11, 2014
One of the top tourist highlights in the city state. Chinatown is full of historical buildings, shops, restaurants, and temples. The largest of Singapore's ethnic neighborhoods and a must see.
Makes a nice base for visiting the city. An excellent alternative to Orchard Road offering much more atmosphere and local culture.Recommended for:History Buffs
- ChinatownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jan 04, 2014
A great place with cheap food, lots of interesting sights (especially for tourists) and great bargains.....
well only if you're street smart enough to steer clear from the (obvious) stalls catered for tourists.
Try the nearby Maxwell food centre for good eats instead of the many (expensive) restaurants along the "Main" Chinatown stretch
- ChinatownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Oct 28, 2013
To be honest, this is my least favorite of all the Chinatown's I've visited in the world. It's just lacking the vibrancy and street life that is usually present in nearly all world Chinatowns. However, I've enjoyed it more on recent visits and do admire the restored colonial buildings and huge Hawker Center...as well as the old Chinese men playing chess.
- ChinatownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Oct 20, 2013
One of my favourite area in the city, full of history, nice houses, a good variety of places to eat. The "old" Singapore worth a visit beyond skycrappers, shopping malls and other architectural delirious.
- ChinatownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 27, 2013
The Chinatown section of Singapore is very extensive and is filled with shops and restaurants. My favorite part was seeing groups of local men playing games out by the courtyard. There's also a small street full of vendors selling souvenirs and assorted knick knacks.
- ChinatownMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3Mar 08, 2013
Chinatown Singapore is an embodiment of old world Singapore with its traditional colorful row houses. There is a daily FREE walk on offer at 2pm, just sign up at the tourist office near Sago Street.
- ChinatownMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersGreen Travelers+ 2Mar 04, 2013
I just wished Singapore's China town can be 'more authentic' and offers a unique experience but the development around the area has made it more like any other parts of Singapore. Sometimes, it is good to keep things the way they are just to preserve the authenticity.
- ChinatownFeb 17, 2013
Plenty of local delicacies at affordable prices. The old "Pao Pia": (Summer Roll) inside the People's Park food court thankfully is still there. It's a must have! Of course, if you prefer AC the indoor mall still offers affordable Chinese food.