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  • Address: 5 Banda St, Singapore 050005
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: 65-82281223
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Entertainment, Architecture , Neighborhoods

Chinatown - Review

Chinatown continues to be one of the fascinating corners of the city. It is dominated by Chinese culture. However, the landscape is marked with various other cultural features as well.  Every city needs a Chinatown but Singapore’s Chinatown is even more fascinating due to its cultureal diversity and harmony. This place includes the Sri Mariamman Temple, the Jamae Mosque and the Al Abrar Mosque. Mainly, Victorian and Baroque influences are seen in the architecture.

The best part about it is of course the food so be absolutely certain to try out the various delectable delights. To feel the pulse in Chinatown, head to the Smith Streets and Trengganu where the largest concentration of the activity is found.

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Chinatown Information

  • Lot of things to see and eat. Spend few hours here.
  • Avoid visiting in January and February as it is Chinese New Year.
  • For an affordable, quick meal in Chinatown, head for the Chinatown Complex, Food Centre on the corner of Sago Street and Trengganu Street.

Chinatown Opening and Closing Hours

  • Chinatown Street Market opens at 10:00 am - 10:00 pm.

How To reach Chinatown by Public Transport

  • Boon Lay, bus 194 or 251

Restaurants Near Chinatown

  • IndoChine Waterfront Restaurant
  • Yum Cha Restaurant
  • Taste Paradise

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TripHobo Highlights for Chinatown

  • Chinatown Address: 5 Banda St, Singapore 050005
  • Chinatown Contact Number: 65-82281223
  • Chinatown Timing: 24-hrs
  • Chinatown Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Chinatown(preferred time): 03:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Chinatown: 02:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Chinatown

  • 95% of people who visit Singapore include Chinatown in their plan

  • 40.44% of people start their Chinatown visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Chinatown

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

91.21% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chinatown

People normally club together Gardens By The Bay and Merlion while planning their visit to Chinatown.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Chinatown, Singapore Reviews

  • Station was a great introduction to Singapore metro system, clean, calm and well organised - puts the London Underground to shame.

  • If you want to visit the Buddha tooth relic temple, you should get down here. The Chinatown market is nearby and you can also go to the Maxwell food centre for some nice cuisine.

  • If you happen to be here, it’s worth to visit Chinatown complex to find some unique and funny items from mainland. Sometimes you will be inspired by its design. Chinatown pion, it’s easy to visit as it’s directly liked from MRT station. I was surprised the Fairprice here! many rare item can be seen and it’s quite big so you won’t be get bored so much...if you like to do shopping. Near MRT station, there’re a lot of good seafood restaurant and dessert shop! It’s nice to visit at night to see the lighting decoration:) But after midnight you need to care a bit of your belongings:)

  • Since parking space is at a premium in Singapore, especially in the city centre, tourists like me don't quite prefer driving downtown when it comes to visiting the Lion City's places of interest. I managed to find a parking space near the Chinatown MRT Station, though. Interestingly, the middle of Pagoda Street in the heart of Chinatown (near the MRT Station) is a must-visit place because there are lots of shops selling cheap souvenirs. 😊👍

  • A good station to get off of if you want to head down through to China Town. If you cross the viaduct to the other side of the street there is a hawkers market well worth a visit if you are hungry.

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