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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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  • Chinatown Street Market is a permanent fixture of the streets of Chinatown and not just at night. The markets are open 7 days a week 11am - 11pm and is a shoppers paradise with a huge variety of souve...  more »
  • Great venue at night so many dinner choices and very good value for money. The chilli mud crab must be on the list, great stand for souvenirs and exploring, the stall holders are all very friendly.  more »
  • Really enjoyed Chinatown Street Market. Colourful and full of souvenirs, a stroll around was fun and the Hindu temple on the corner of Chinatown was beautiful. We had lunch here which was good. Not mu...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Small lane ..but good for quick shipping
  • Good place to buy return gifts and other souvenirs.