City Travel Tip #1519

Visiting Chinatown in Singapore – a place for great food and souvenirs

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Most countries have a Chinatown, and Singapore is no exception. In Singapore, Chinatown was once the home of many Chinese immigrants. Today however, Chinatown is popular for its food and souvenir shops.

Chinatown is easily accessible by MRT. Simply alight at either the Chinatown or Outram MRT station to begin your exploration.

Here are some places to look out for while walking about in Chinatown:

1. Chinatown Heritage Centre: Learn more about Singapore’s early immigrants in this museum.

2. Chinatown Complex: A popular hawker centre in the heart of Chinatown, with more than 200 food stalls. There are also market stalls selling sundries such as dried nuts and spices, vegetables, meat and more.

3. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum: One of Singapore’s must-see cultural sites. This museum centres on Buddhism art and history.

4. Sri Mariamman Temple: This is the oldest Hindu temple in Singapore, dating back to 1827.

5. Chinatown Street Market: These narrow lanes are close to traffic, and filled with rows of souvenir shops. If you are looking for a Singapore-themed t-shirt, magnet or cap, you will definitely find it here.

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