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Chinatown in Singapore is a sharp contrast to the rest of the city, with low rise buildings and culture bursting out onto the streets, from the fragrant smells of traditional cuisine to the bold red and gold tones that run through the neighbourhood. This is an area that’s proud of its heritage and has it very much on display.
It is an amazing place full of beautifully restored shophouses selling amazing kind of products from jade Buddhas to textiles to Chinese herbs. The area was first designated for the Chinese by Sir Stamford Raffles, and nowadays it is a favourite destination for good shopping as well as delicious food. Chinatown offers a lot more than just the restored shops, though: there are also a lot of significant monuments and cultural heritage buildings in Chinatown, especially along Along Telok Ayer Street and Pagoda Street. These include the Chinatown Heritage Centre, Sri Mariamman Temple, Thian Hock Keng Temple, Eu Yan Sang Chinese Medical Hall, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Al-Abrar Mosque. When in the area be brave and try Singapore’s famous hawker food – an experience that should not be missed. The most intense time to visit Singapore's Chinatown is around the Chinese New Year when locals decorate their shops mainly in red with all sorts of decoration items including huge lanterns.
Visitors can use the North-South Line to get to Chinatown.
Buses are available around all parts of Singapore from 5.30am to midnight. Visitors will reach the destination at the bus stop number 05049.
Visitors can use the latest highway, the Central Expressway (CTE) which only takes around 15 minutes from the city, depending on the traffic.
Changi Airport is located in the city. Visitors can grab a taxi or a bus from the airport to reach Chinatown.
Chinatown Food Street Singapore is one of the best places to eat cheap, tasty and authentic local food in Singapore. As part of the wide-ranging renovations of Chinatown, city-planners installed a brand new roof, making this a perfect all-day dining spot in Chinatown whatever the weather. There’s also a new integrated cooling system as well as a much wider selection of hawker stalls and shop-house restaurants, encompassing a wide range of flavours from across Singapore, China and the rest of Asia. You can find Chinatown Food Street within the famous Chinatown Street Market. This collection of shops, restaurants and galleries is spread over various roads but head straight for Smith Street if you want to find the main food area.
Thian Hock Keng, or the Temple of Heavenly Happiness, is the oldest and probably most interesting Chinese temple in Singapore. Built circa 1820, this Taoist-Buddhist temple was dedicated to Ma Zu Po, the Mother of Heavenly Sages and the protector of sailors. You can find this colourful temple along Telok Ayer Street, in the middle of Chinatown. Formerly at the waterfront, before Singapore embarked on its land reclamation, was where many sailors and early settlers came to offer thanks for a safe journey by sea. The temple boasts elaborately painted doors, as well as highly-decorated beams and gold-leafed panels.
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is a remarkable four-story temple. When entering the gate, you’ll immediately notice the stunning main hall with its high ceiling. The bell tower and drum tower are on the same floor. However, the main focus for most visitors is the solid gold two-metre stupa on the fourth floor which is the place where the sacred relic is kept. Continuing up to the roof, there is a pagoda that has a large prayer wheel. The temple is built in style based on the Buddhist mandala and integrated with the Buddhism of the Tang dynasty.
Located in the heart of Chinatown, Wink Capsule Hostel is a little gem surrounded by the best bars, restaurants, and attractions. No need to worry about walking for hours to find the top places. You can experience the best of Singapore as soon as you step out of your door. Plus, it is only 5 minutes away from the beautiful Sentosa Island and Marina Bay Sands.
Furama City Centre lies in the heart of vibrant Chinatown, with a rich culture and long-standing history. Just within the vicinity, attractions, a wide spectrum of dining options, entertainment and shopping are easily accessible on foot or by public transport.
With the freshly refurbished lobby completed recently, the four-star property is now brightly filled with vibrant colours, projecting a modern hotel in the middle of a bustling area in Singapore. The exquisite, 445-room hotel caters to leisure and business travellers, offering them the warmth and comfort in a relaxed and cosy environment. Furama City Centre is committed to creating a memorable experience for guests with the recent introduction of a series of initiatives and exceptional customer service.