Chinatown, Singapore

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

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Chinatown

  • 78.87% of people who visit Singapore include Chinatown in their plan

  • 56.12% of people plan their visit to Chinatown between 12 PM - 1 PM

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

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

90.55% 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.

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Chinatown, Singapore Reviews

  • 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.

  • Singapore Chinatown ~ A fascinating iconic area where trade bartering places of worship could be traced back to the colonial time. Beautiful buildings of old that were well preserved eagerly waiting for visitors to explore and discover a page in the past. Lots of things to see, delicious food to sample and knick knacks to buy. A haven where all your senses are engaged. Good to visit in the evening where it is cooler. Best times to soak in the atmosphere are Chinese lunar new year during January/February and September/October in celebration of the mid autumn festival.

  • A metro station which provides easy and safe access to the Chinese neighborhood of the Singapure city. A crowdy and lively place with open air market, interesting budist temples and traditional restaurants. One of the most popular tourists attractions in the city.

  • Good interchange and like many of the stations in Singapore, it is very well signed. There are washrooms here which are pretty clean considering the footfall. Tends to always be a busy station.

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