No trip to Singapore would be complete without a visit to Chinatown. The cultural capital of the city is full of interesting characters and even more interesting foods. So here’s our short and sweet guide of things to do in Chinatown Singapore.
Getting To Chinatown Singapore
Hop on the MRT to Chinatown which drops you right out in the mix of it.
Things To Do In Chinatown Singapore
Take In The Culture
Walk the streets at one of the closest Chinatown’s to China itself. From the floating lanterns to the inflatable dogs we had an absolute ball taking in the culture of Chinatown.
Chinatown Shopping Singapore
We had a lot of fun bartering for camera lenses and having a laugh with the locals in the markets. They start off very pushy and seem to pride themselves on their salesman tactics although once they realised we weren’t out to buy anything soon had a smile and a joke with us. So have your bartering skills at the ready when you head for some Chinatown Shopping Singapore.
Food In Chinatown Singapore
Grab a typical steamed pumpkin cake or some oriental noodles at one of many stalls located around the streets of Chinatown Singapore. Don’t leave without trying some of the best food in Chinatown Singapore.
Visit People’s Park Singapore
For one of the best free skyline views in the city head to the 6th floor carpark of this shopping complex. People’s Park Singapore is becoming a bit of a hotspot on Instagram as well with it’s multi-storey yellow wall making for a perfect backdrop.
Maxwell Food Centre Singapore
Featured in our Best Hawker Centres In Singapore list, Maxwell Food Centre Singapore located in Chinatown is full of delicious local cuisines as well as other worldly delights at cheap prices! This place has to be at the top of things to do in Chinatown Singapore.
Michelin Star Hawker Chan
Hawker Chan was first noticed as the tastiest slow cooked chicken in Singapore and is now the very first ever Michelin Star Hawker. We swung by to check out his official restaurant and it’s impossible to knock the hustle of this now famous Singapore chef. Good old Hawker Chan is now even expanding to a restaurant in Melbourne, Australia and traveling all the way to London so the British can try the good stuff.
Where To Stay In Singapore
Luxury – Marina Bay Sands – One of the most famous hotels in the world and the only place to stay if you’re looking to sleep in style when arriving in Singapore.
Mid-Budget – Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay – Perfectly located in one of centrals coolest spots. Clarke Quay’s Holiday Inn offers an amazing night’s stay at a fair price. You can read our review here.
Backpacker – Blue Jazz Hostel – A cheap and cheerful stay in an ideal location for exploring Singapore.
You can also check out the prices of other places to stay in Singapore here.
For more ideas of the Best Things To Do In Singapore check out our guide here.
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