Not this one. This place got everything wrong. All the decoration, structures, architecture. The atmosphere is no china at all in this hygenic Singapore. Making everything right is what they way to do , but it's just not reflecting the real life.
Smith Street in Chinatown Singapore has GREAT food.. wander along, discovering what each stall has to offer by their pictures and descriptions - be adventurous.. the food is delicious and washed down with a Tiger Beer, you will eat for under $10.
Tip.. take tissues with you in your bag because serviettes are not provided at any of the stalls and cheaper hawker centres in Singapore.
Smith Street sellers also do not hassle you to buy so it makes for a much more relaxed experience than some other places.
Around the corner at the end of Smith Street there is a seller of Indonesian desserts.. try the coconut covered dessert.. chewy, but yummy. Served in a little plastic bag with a fork.
China Town is a very good place, as Little India, to spend a hole day, walking arround. Its also a very good place to look for a hotel. Everything is very save and clean, so ... as in this part of Singapore the streets are little and everything is near, you can find everything you nead for have a nice time. Many chinese shops and interestings antiques shops and the most nice Hindu temple and many many medical shops. Chinatown near Singapore River, was the heart of the city's trading activity in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Restoration traditional shop-houses, full of colour, yellows, pinks, blues, greens. Shops of souveniers, antiques along Pagoda and Trengganu Street.
It`s pretty clean by `World Chinatown` standards, but definitely a Singapore experience not to be missed. The sights and scents of China are unmistakeable as you wander the streets here. There are tea houses, grocery stores, enthusiastic vendors, restaurants and endless trinket shops. `$4 each or 3 for $10` is the most common sign you will see in Chinatown shopfronts. It is certainly one of the cheapest places to buy Singapore souvenirs, and bargaining is acceptable.
English is spoken; most everyone in Singapore is at least bilingual. It's a colorful mix of Chinese (all taught Mandarin), Tamil Indians, and Malays and there are a wide variety of foods to try. (Note: bring your own napkins/tissue paper, local eateries tend not to provide them, and try the ice desserts--shaved ice with various toppings). The Chinatown is being developed and replaced by large shopping malls and restaurants. Temple Street, however, still retains some of the old world charm with outdoor bazaars and sidewalk eateries.
Suppose this is the most organized and cleanest Chinatown in the world. At least I know that its totally different from what its like in Bangkok. This might be the best place to stay when you're in Singapore. Lots of food shops, hawkers, restaurants around. Surrounded with places to shop. Best place to buy gifts for your folks back home. Quite a few hotels. Everything you want I suppose is here.
First of all i love singapore very much,this is because of the very convenience to go everywhere using the express train.I had been a lot of places in singapore and i found that the very unforgetable place was china town.Its really a nice place its make me fell like i am in china and i love all the things selling at china town its very traditional and let all around the people know about our chinese traditional cheongsam,culture and etc.So proud of it.
Chinatown is a vibrant town that is full of things to do and buy. I was lucky enough to stay at a hotel in the heart of this wonderful town and I am glad I did. The people are very friendly and very helpful. In the two weeks I was there I made many friends locally.
The food options couldn�t be better anywhere else in Singapore. Across from my hotel was a 3 level covered parking garage that was converted into a market and food place. The third floor had no less than 100 food stall to choose from. All were very affordable. You could have a huge meal for S$3.00.
If you are in the mood for fresh fruit, the first floor is a market that sells unbelievably affordable fruit and vegetables.
The second floor is a vendor market that sells everything from shoes and clothes to party supplies and cooking utensils. Again, all very affordable.
Chinatown at night is perhaps the best experience of all. Chinatown comes even more alive at night with street performers, music and constant celebration. It was an experience that was very hard to sleep through for fear of missing something good.
While the atmosphere is outstanding, the tailor shop owners are very aggressive in getting you to buy something. You have to learn how to say no. The have many very tricky tactics to get you into their stores. Once you are in, it�s very hard to get out without buying something.
The key to remember in shopping here is if the goods are bought from a store you can not haggle price. If they are bought from a street vendor, you can haggle away.
If you plan a trip to Singapore in the near future, make Chinatown the place to call home for your stay. You won�t regret it.
it is a colourful place with friendly ppl around and there are many shops withs lots of goods.......there is a very informative museum about that area.....i had a great time knowing the past of the china town.......it was a wonderful experience!
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