Chinatown Street Market, Singapore

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Get a glimpse into colonial Chinese life while you shop at Chinatown Street Market. Unlike many of the new shopping centers and modern architecture you'll find nearby, this market represents Singapore's history through its design and shops. Here you will discover the traditional trade scene as it existed for the Chinese community over a century ago. Browse from a number of artisans or pick up popular goods, including fragon candles, textiles, and calligraphy, to take home as a souvenir. To visit Chinatown Street Market and get the most from your holiday in Singapore, create itinerary details personal to you using our Singapore trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Great place to dine and buy souvenirs. Much better than the Chinatowns in other cities. And there are cute things to buy. I highly recommend it.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Walking along Chinatown street market we decided to have some durian and refreshments at a corner stall. Although the price was huge - S$ 48 the "best quality" durian was bitter. Calamansi juice was o...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
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  • May 4, 2017
    It's a combined version of flea market and wet market. Here you can explore the daily lives of many Chinese Singaporeans, especially the older generation. They like to gather at this place to get away from the heat, chatting with friends and playing chess. You can also hear numerous long lost Chinese dialects these old people are using, notably Cantonese as the Chinatown area has been mainly settled by the Cantonese people. Plenty of shops and restaurants as well
  • May 12, 2017
    Awesome place to find good foods with affordable price and so tasty. Many affordable souvenirs are available. Very nice place to visit especially at night.
  • August 31, 2017
    Best place to buy souvenirs for cheaper price. They got tons of stuff to checkout.
  • January 22, 2017
    The atmosphere in Chinatown is just great. Although it is relatively close to the central business district, you truly feel in Asia here. I think the contrasts is one of the most interesting aspects of Singapore. I would really recommend walking through the streets of Chinatown.
  • August 27, 2017
    Best place to buy soveneers during your Singapore tour

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