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 planning app .
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  • This is the 2018 Chinese New Year Singapore Chinatown (that is, cow's water), many people are very hot, many stalls have sold years of food and decoration, heard that at 12 time there are fireworks.
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  • Chinatown Street Market is an interesting spot to shop, interact with locals and get a glimpse of culture of Chinese in Singapore. This is a unique, memorable shopping experience, a vibrant community ...  more »
  • Really lively at night, with colours, lights, good food smell, noise. Typical of Singapore, even Malay and Hindu merchants plying their trade at Chinese New Year! A must for visitors. Locals do shop h...  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
  • Good place to buy many stuffs like gift items.
  • Good place for culinary. The price is high for Indonesian.
  • 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.

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