"Chinatown" Singapore Things to Do Tip by M.E.R.V

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I've never discovered Chinatown much until recently and I've been loving every bit of it ever since. As hot as it can be in the day, your loss of energy will be rewarded with the tons of things to see and do here. Apart from the "uncles and aunties" showing you the true image of the Singapore culture, the rows of shophouses also makes it one of the most picturesque and authentic part of Singapore. You get the odd tailors of Pakistani/Indian origin willing to tailor you a custom made suit in the shortest time possible and also many other stalls selling souvenirs like Chinese fans, the laughing Buddha, etc. It is most busy and best to visit during the Chinese New Year period when roads are closed up for make-shift stalls. It tends to be loud and noisy during this period so be prepared to get pushed or mucked about. The shops selling chinese herbs might be quite a put off but hey, Chinese medicine has always been known as the remedy to a long and healthy life!

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  • Updated Nov 19, 2006
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