Taking a walk down Chinatown will take you back in time giving you an experience of the rich Asian culture, courtesy Peranakan shops, among other historic structures that lie here. Chinatown is an amalgamation of four prominent districts viz. Kreta Ayer, Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar and Bukit Pasoh. The most popular attractions within these districts are the Smith Street and Pagoda Street.
While you will see many restored shops lined up in the whole town, there many other traditional structures of worship like the Hokkien temple Thian Hock Keng, Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple, and James Mosque.
There are several eateries serving a variety of Asian cuisines inside of the town, and a bunch of hotels ranging from the most basic priced to the luxury ones.
Location: Quantrum District, Singapore
Known for: The dingy narrow streets which are filled with lights and hawker’s of Chinatown to serve fresh and relishing local Asian cuisines.
How to reach: To reach Chinatown in no time, one can take a metro (MRT), which brings travellers right to the entrance of the Pagoda street.
Cost: You will find everything here, from food to souvenirs and at a very cheap rate
Operating hours: 7am to 10pm
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