China Town

An ethnic Chinese culture!

Chinatown - A sharp contrast to the city with low rise buildings and culture to the bold red and gold tones is proud of its heritage.
It has very much on display; there are ornate Chinese, Buddhist and Hindu temples, museums galore, old shop houses to keep you busy.
This historic district consists of four sub-areas: Telok Ayer, Kreta Ayer, Bukit Pasoh and Tanjong Pagar.
A riot of colours that's busy, noisy, and filled with people.

What to see in Chinatown Singapore

A good mixture of hawkers fare and swiss eateries, history and architecture, culture and cuisine, Chinatown is area that cannot be missed.

Start with the Buddha Teeth Relic Temple.
This four- storey temple houses the solid 320 kilogram-gold giant stupa, which is where the sacred relic is stored.
Then head towards China Heritage Center, where you can experience the culture and history of Chinese people.
A visit to Sri Mariamman Temple, the oldest shrine in Singapore, built to honour Goddess Mariamman, is a must.
Wander around the streets and markets of the Chinatown.
Lanterns lining the streets with hundreds of stalls - selling everything from silk threads to waving lucky cats.
Don't miss out; Chinatown is open long into the night!

Interesting facts about Chinatown Singapore

Historically, each of the four sub-districts of Chinatown Singapore was occupied by a different clan.
Chinatown Singapore has a dark history that tells a story of slavery, opium dens and red light districts.