Chinatown

Chinatown, Singapore: Hours, Address, Chinatown Reviews: 4/5

8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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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Jonathanwhite19
Hitchin, United Kingdom38 contributions
We went to China Town a couple of times and it definetly comes to life at night and has the bonus of being much cooler. Eating here is a must in one of the hawker centers (just off Smith Road), for a great value tasty dish. Also, hold off buying anything in a mall until you've come here - it's much cheaper!
Written 7 August 2022
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mjail5
Perth, Australia1 430 contributions
We were staying in Clarke Quay and the main reason we came here was to visit the Tourist Info Centre and subsequently because the nearest laundromat was at Chinatown.

However, it was interesting walking around Chinatown and we did visit the Tooth Relic Temple and went to the numerous places where the art murals were. It was multicultural as there was a mosque and an Indian temple within the vicinity. However, it was a pity that the Heritage Centre was not open.

The only place we ate was the Teh Tarik place (Indian) whilst in-between washing our laundry so can't comment on the price and quality of the Chinese cafes in the heart of Chinatown. We did eat at the People's Park Food Centre across the main road though and the food was good with cheap prices costing less than SGD5 per dish.
Written 1 August 2022
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MindStorm
Honolulu, HI876 contributions
Growing up in San Francisco, CT is a normal visit. We have also seen CT in New York, Indonesia, Malaysia and dozens of other cities.

This one does not stand out in any way. COVID may be part of the problem, as Singapore only opened up to tourists in the last month, so many vendors were missing. We ate at one upscale restaurant recommended by a vendor... and then gave that place a 2-star because it was pretty bad... :(
Written 25 July 2022
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VIVEK A
12 contributions
Couples
Best place in Singapore to enjoy the vibe. Lots of local shops, you must visit Buddha tooth relic temple. Lots of stalls to choose for food.
Written 23 July 2022
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rama1
Melbourne, Australia1 031 contributions
Couples
Been 2+ years since we visited. Thanks pandemic.

Very very quiet and dead which is weird.

Lots of the shops seemed to be closed, even the restaurants were empty.
Written 14 July 2022
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trevor
Bath, UK3 contributions
Couples
Stunning and cultural , very tourist oriented and the food smell makes you so hungry non stop. Very helpful locals and great visit
Written 6 July 2022
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Cohen
Usak, Turkey7 contributions
Couples
I don't always recommend this
This place was full of people and noisy
Even they can speak well English but they don't even close to the manner of the western
Nice food and special culture
Written 5 July 2022
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AnAnthropologist
Florida1 252 contributions
Couples
It is worth walking around the neighborhood. There are some interesting buildings and markets including some basement wet markets.
Written 3 July 2022
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Nadia K
43 contributions
Business
I watched the new year celebrations 3 years ago before the pandemic, crazy celebrations full of fire crackers, music and dragons 😍I also had very authentic noodles from street vendors
Written 27 June 2022
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Chris A
St Helens, UK61 contributions
Couples
Well where do I start
We arrived for a 2 nights stay my wife and I
So walked down to Chinatown and was blown away by the generosity and hospitality of these wonderful people
You will be amazed by how many shops and restaurants that there are the little food carts are great too we stoped for a meal and a beer and I have to say was very tasty
I would have to recommend that you visit this place if visiting Singapore you will NOT regret it
Thank you Chinatown for the memories
Written 27 June 2022
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