Chinatown in Singapore is one of the last truly exotic places on earth. A convergence of cultures but with little Western influence, this is one of the few places in all of my travels that ever really made me feel that I was immersed in a completely different world.
The shopping, cultural sites (such as libraries, museums, gardens, and architecture in general) were all photographed constantly by me. The smells of new dishes in new restaurants filled my nose with every step. Head to the Kreta Ayer Wet Market to mingle with the locals shopping for every sort of fresh food in existence, and maybe pick up something for dinner in the evening. There are a hundred (or many even a thousand) sellers of anything imaginable at every street corner. Not for the novice traveler but worth it for the adventurous - highly recommended!
Singapore Chinatown location
Singapore’s Chinatown is located around Orchard Road and is made up of five smaller districts: Telok Ayer, Bukit Pasoh, Tanjong Pagar, Kreta Ayer and Ann Siang Hill.
To get here, either get off at the North-East Line - Chinatown Station (NE4) on the MRT. There are also a large number of bus lines with stops in Chinatown, ask around for directions.
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Reminds me of my visit in 2007, quite a long time ago. Great place to taste exotic food from different culture and to buy souvenirs.
vernon ford on 15 October, 2011