It is an amazing plethora of bustling, colourful mix of old and new, from family-run goldsmiths and medicine halls, to stores selling fabrics and Chinese kopi tiams or restaurants.
I am told that if you’re looking for a unique place to stay in this very fascinating area, you might like to check out these dreamy boutique hotels here.
I like to stop by at the Chinatown Heritage Centre when ever I am there to check out what I can do as well as get a cultural introduction of this amazing enclave. The Chinatown Heritage Centre is housed in three beautifully restored shophouses along Pagoda Street, which you cannot miss when you come up from the MRT and just walk straight along the road selling all those thrifty souvenirs you can bring home for your friends and family... You definitely can learn more about Chinatown’s history and development via the photographs and exhibits and more, allowing you to retrace the journeys made by Singapore’s earliest Chinese migrants.
If you love food, Smith Street, one of the main roads here in Chinatown, is close to vehicles after dark. You can find the Chinatown Food Street here, where you can enjoy alfresco dining at this hawker centre that serves up a wide variety of all the best local dishes.
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