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Singapore Chinatown
For many visitors, Singapore’s Chinatown is the sightseeing focus of the city, home to traditional shophouses, temples, and cultural heritage. Take a wander down the atmospheric streets, dropping into shophouses to see what’s for sale. Admire the rooftop dragons of Thian Hock Keng Temple, dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea, and the festively gaudy Hindu Sri Mariamman Temple, covered with colorful cows and depictions of the gods. Of course, Chinatown is also the place to go to for great food, especially along Smith Street.

The Basics
When Sir Stamford Raffles divided up Singapore among its ethnic groups, the Chinese immigrants received the largest portion of land. Today Chinatown remains one of the city’s most vibrant and popular neighborhoods, and visitors have a wealth of options for experiencing it. Catch the highlights—including Thian Hock Keng Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple, Maxwell Road Hawker Centre, and the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple—on an evening trishaw, riverboat, and walking tour of the neighborhood, or treat your tastebuds to a food tour of Chinatown’s best bites. The neighborhood is included in many Singapore sightseeing tours, and it’s also a stop on the hop-on hop-off bus.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Singapore’s Chinatown is a must for first-time visitors and foodies.
  • Experience the neighborhood as part of a city-wide sightseeing tour or dive deep on a dedicated Chinatown food tour or trishaw ride.
  • There’s a lot to see (and buy, and eat) in Chinatown, so don’t forget to wear comfortable walking shoes.

How to Get There
The easiest way to reach Chinatown is to take the MRT to Chinatown Station and exit toward Pagoda Street.

When to Get There
Shopping the markets of Chinatown is best during the late afternoon or early evening, to see the major attractions before the neighborhood’s night market and nightlife scene begins to pick up. The district is particularly lively in the months leading up to Chinese New Year, with decorations and lights adorning the streets and stalls.

Understanding Singapore’s Chinese Heritage
To truly understand Singapore you have to understand its many ethnic influences, including that of its sizable Chinese population. One of the best places to do so is at the Chinatown Heritage Centre. This museum comprises re-created scenes depicting day-to-day life of Singapore’s Chinese immigrants from the 1950s onward, with stories of how they went from being mere visitors to the largest ethnic group in the country.
Address: Smith Street, 058971, Singapore
Admission: Free
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103 Tours and Activities to Experience Singapore Chinatown

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Private Customized Tour of Singapore - Half Day or Full Day

Private Customized Tour of Singapore - Half Day or Full Day

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This private tour allows you to create an itinerary tailored to your interests, and ensures that you receive the undivided attention of a private guide. Plus, you can choose a duration that suits your schedule.
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  • 6 hours
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Private And Personalized Experience: See Singapore With A Local

Private And Personalized Experience: See Singapore With A Local

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Choose your own adventure with this private host for a day in Singapore. Choose whatever highlights or hidden gems (suggested by your host) interest you and spend the day traveling at your own pace. Learn about the ins and outs of life in Singapore and listen to in-depth commentary on the stops you choose to visit. Multiple tour lengths available to suit your schedule and budget; this tour can accommodate up to six people.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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A Taste of Michelin 1 Star Chicken Rice and Local Hawker Food Tour

A Taste of Michelin 1 Star Chicken Rice and Local Hawker Food Tour

Travellers to Singapore have countless options when it comes to eating, especially with the latest MICHELIN guide Singapore 2017, there is no better time to discover the country's exciting food offerings. On this 3 hours guided tour, you'll explore the neighbourhood of Telok Ayer and Chinatown and sample local favourites served from humble hawker vendors, heritage brands and household names each with an amazing culinary story behind them. What's more, you'll get to sample the world's famous Michelin star hawker - Soya Sauce Chicken Rice!
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  • 3 hours
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Full-Day Private Singapore Heritage Sightseeing Tour

Full-Day Private Singapore Heritage Sightseeing Tour

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Delve into Singapore’s multicultural heritage on a private full-day tour. Learn about the Chinese, Indian, and Malay communities who settled here during the 1800s, and discover their cultures and history. Visit a temple and explore Chinatown before lunch (own expense) at a hawker’s center. Then, experience Indian life at Little India, and see the markets and Sultan Mosque at Malay-Arab Kampong Glam. Private transport, a private guide, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
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Michelin Star Street Food Dining Tour

Michelin Star Street Food Dining Tour

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On this tour, your ‘insider’ food explorer will take you through hidden alleys to some of Singapore’s Michelin Star ‘restaurants’. Come prepared with an appetite as you will be tasting food and snacks from 5–6 different stalls from two hawker centres. You will not only enjoy the best bites but hear fascinating stories about the food and the proud people behind them. Noodle Story serves a combination of Singapore wanton noodle with Japanese ramen topped with tender cha-su (barbeque pork) and crispy potato-wrapped prawn. Famous Crispy Curry Puff are best enjoyed hot. Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Noodles, the first hawker stall to win a Michelin star in Singapore, has seen its popularity grown fuelling its expansion overseas. Local favourite Char Kway Teow, stir fried flat rice noodles with eggs and prawns and end the tour on a sweet note with ice kachang, a colourful mountain of syrupy shaved ice with sweetened red beans, jelly cubes, creamed corns and other treasures.
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  • 3 hours
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Singapore's Little India & Chinatown Walking Tour

Singapore's Little India & Chinatown Walking Tour

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Singapore's Chinatown & Little India neighbourhoods! Fun local guide!! We will guide you on an exploration of Singapore’s major landmarks. This will give you a good idea of the history, culture & legends of one of the world best-loved cities Starting in the Financial District we walk to Singapore's famous Chinatown. Famous for its temples, shopping & colonial houses. We see Chinese & Hindu temples plus stop to try some food along the way Chinatown has not changed that much in 50 years. The old shop houses and families are still there. Old meets new in this neighbourhood We head to Little India. Vibrant, colourful & amazing food. This area is next to Arab street where there are fantastic sights to see. Street art & Street food : both are incredible We will see an authentic food court that caters for curry lovers ! Plus see temples galore. A very frantic and buzzing part of Singapore This experience enables you to see the best of Singapore (20+ Sights) all with a Fun Local Guide!
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  • 3 hours
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Secret Food Tours Singapore w/ Private Tour Option

Secret Food Tours Singapore w/ Private Tour Option

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You and your friends will embark on a 3 to 3 ½ hour Asian gastronomy tour. We'll visit a local market, teach you about the surrounding architecture, and show you the hidden gems where residents go to eat, that you won't find in any guidebooks. By joining our Secret Food Tour, you'll have the opportunity to discover what the authentic Singaporean food experience is. Our local, English-speaking guide will teach you about how the locals dine out and what makes the food here such a unique and important part of our culture. The price includes six stops, all food and drinks, and a friendly, passionate guide. All of our guides have a deep knowledge of Singaporian history, the local food scene, and geography. Plus, all of our tours include a Secret Dish which you can only find out about on the tour.
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  • 3 hours
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Amazing Singapore Guided Tour

Amazing Singapore Guided Tour

This tour showcases the history, multi-racial culture and lifestyle that is Singapore. At Little India, be greeted by myriad colours of aromas the moment you arrive. Walk past shops along the five-foot way offering a variety of exotic fruits, spices and flower garlands. Continue with a drive past the civic and colonial district with a stopover at Merlion Park for a photo opportunity against the picturesque backdrop of the Marina Bay. Proceed to Chinatown to explore the Chinese influence on the city. Find out why it is home to one of Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple. Our final stop is to Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Singapore Botanic Gardens – and walk through the National Orchid Garden which boasts a sprawling display of 60,000 orchid plants.
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  • 4 hours
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Singapore Chinatown Night out (Shared Transfer)

Singapore Chinatown Night out (Shared Transfer)

Experience central Singapore during the vibrant evening hours with this Chinatown Night out by trishaw and riverboat. With a guide, visit a traditional Chinese medical hall, walk through the bustling Night Market and travel down stall-lined lanes on a memorable trishaw ride. You'll also learn about the history of Singapore’s Chinatown, and cruise along the Singapore River on a bumboat to admire the city skyline lit up at night. A Chinese dinner at a local restaurant is included. Highlights: • Evening Tour around Singapore’s Chinatown • Enjoy a dinner at Local Chinese Restaurant • Admire the illuminated Singapore sights on a bumboat cruise (by own cost)
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  • 4 hours
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City Bike and Bite

City Bike and Bite

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Wherever we travel, we are always very aware of the fact that true connection means interacting with local people. The warmest and most lasting memories we have are of meeting new people and getting to know them. To bring this sense of connection to our own home Singapore, we decided to start a tour that focus on tasting as well as seeing the city. There is no better way to get to know someone than to sit down with a tasty bite or drink and chat away. Join us on this bike and bite tour through Singapore. Enjoy amazing food that brought from all over the world and combine them in creative ways, and learn about the history of a most racial harmonious country in the world.
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  • 4 hours
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Singapore Chinatown Private Food Tour

Singapore Chinatown Private Food Tour

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Our Chinatown private food tour will show you the secret food places that are well-loved by locals. We will also show you how Singapore has grown over the years - from the development of our culture and heritage and how that has influenced the evolution of our local cuisiines. Our advice is to come with an empty stomach and a sense of adventure to try different kinds of food.
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  • 4 hours
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Singapore Chinatown - Heritage and Cultural Temples (Private Tour)

Singapore Chinatown - Heritage and Cultural Temples (Private Tour)

Have you ever visited somewhere and felt that you could have learned more about these places? Well… we do! . Our tours are curated and conducted by tourism professionals with the intention to fully bring out the flavour and deep experience that each sight can offer. We do not attempt to stuff into so many sights and locations that each tour ends up being a touch and go experience. . If you like a fun-filled informative trip with discussions and elaboration, join us on our trips to these unique destinations. . This 3-hour private walking tour takes you to some of the most historically important and visually stunning sights in the historic district of Chinatown. . We will be visiting: Telok Ayer Street, Thian Hock Keng, Ann Siang Hill, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
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  • 3 hours
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Singapore Half-Day City Tour

Singapore Half-Day City Tour

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Discover multicultural Singapore on this city sightseeing tour by coach. It’s a great introduction to the local history and contemporary lifestyle with highlights such as Little India, Chinatown and Merlion Park, located near the CBD on the banks of the Singapore River. You’ll visit the Singapore Botanic Gardens within the National Orchid Garden and hear commentary from an insightful guide. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 3 hours
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Streets Alive Singapore Walking Tour (Chinatown Edition)

Streets Alive Singapore Walking Tour (Chinatown Edition)

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Set in the heart of Chinatown, Streets Alive Singapore Walking Tour brings to you the pinnacle of Singapore’s unique local culture in the most immersive and life-like manner. As you are transported back to reality, witness whimsical characters come alive to interact and take you on a journey of mystery and fun. Expect to wow your five senses as you learn about Singapore through a captivating tour that seamlessly pairs modern technology and traditional culture. Live Performers Witness characters come alive and take you on a journey of mystery and fun Virtual Reality Experience Be transported to an alternate dimension through state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Unique Local Culture Embark on a guided stroll through heritage-rich Chinatown that promises an insight into Singapore's society
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Singapore Self-Guided Audio Tour

Singapore Self-Guided Audio Tour

Combine the freedom of independent travel with the organization of a guided tour using this great-value audio guide. Just download the mp3 and map then set off to explore with the narrator as your guide. Learn about Singapore’s history and culture as you stroll areas from Chinatown to the Singapore River, and see sights from Sri Mariamman Temple to St. Andrew’s Cathedral.
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Singapore City Tour (Shared Transfer)

Singapore City Tour (Shared Transfer)

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Discover Singapore without wasting hours on guidebooks, travel websites and multi-day tours on this quick and convenient tour around the city. We bring you to explore the Singapore City top attractions in this short getaway heartily. Pick your convenient time to join this delightful couch tour with round-trip hotel transfers! Highlights: • The Merlion Park, official icon of Singapore • Colonial landmarks like City Hall, National Gallery Singapore • Experience Singapore’s multicultural diversity- Little India • Cultural neighborhoods sites by Thian Hock Keng Temple • UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Singapore Botanic Gardens - full with thousands of colorful orchid species in the National Orchid Garden
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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4-Hour Singapore Chauffeured City Tour

4-Hour Singapore Chauffeured City Tour

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Make the most of Singapore on even the shortest of stays with a half-day private chauffeur service that’s perfect for first-time visitors. Just pick your favorite five or six destinations and let your driver plot the most efficient route. Whether your tastes run to street food in Chinatown, shopping on Orchard Road, or sightseeing at Marina Bay, your chauffeur will help the day go smoothly.
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  • 4 hours
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Chinatown's & Her Stories

Chinatown's & Her Stories

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Chinese New Year In Singapore

Chinese New Year In Singapore

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On this tour around Singapore’s historic Chinatown, there’s no need to rely on travel books and online reviews to guide you around the plethora of hawkers, stalls and restaurants. Instead, join your private guide for a culinary adventure tailored to your tastes and interests. Visit a bustling hawker center in the heart of Chinatown and sample delectable Chinese dishes including poh piah (spring rolls), chwee kueh (water rice cake) and various other staples and delicacies.
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  • 4 hours
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Singapore Nightlife: Street Food & Bars

Singapore Nightlife: Street Food & Bars

Experience the bests of Singapore's nightlife in our signature nightlife walking tour. Start with a dose of history at one of Singapore's oldest Chinese temples. As the sun sets, taste some local street food paired with cold local beer. Thereafter, enjoy a drink while taking in the views from a rooftop bar. Then visit a hidden bar and try a locally-inspired cocktail, before ending the tour in the vibrant party district of Clarke Quay.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Go Singapore Explorer City Pass: Choose 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 Attractions

Go Singapore Explorer City Pass: Choose 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 Attractions

Sightsee Singapore your way and choose your favorite 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions from a list of over 30 Singapore experiences. Sail down the river with a sightseeing River Cruise, hop on and off a Big Bus tour of Singapore, enjoy the thrilling rides and shows at Universal Studios Singapore, or visit the famous Gardens by the Bay. Your Go Singapore Explorer pass let's you choose the best of Singapore while saving on admission and is valid for 30 days from first attraction visit. Enjoy the convenience of a digital pass which can be accessed from any mobile device, simply show it at each attraction to be scanned. Your Go Singapore Explorer pass includes: - Savings of up to 52% on attraction admission prices - Entry to 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions of your choice - 30+ top attractions inc. Universal Studios Singapore, River Safari, and more - Valid for 30 days from first activation - Digital pass to display on your phone or print at home - Digital guidebook to help plan your itinerary
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Picturing Places: History and Art in Singapore

Picturing Places: History and Art in Singapore

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Go deeper into Singapore’s heritage on this fascinating history and art walking tour. Numbers are capped at just eight travelers, ensuring plenty of time to chat with your guide as you admire historic temple carvings, colonial-era photographs, pioneer statues, and neoclassical architecture. Along the way, enjoy a local-style tea or coffee in a hawker court and noodles from a stall that once held the coveted Michelin star.
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  • 3 hours
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The Ultimate Singapore Layover Private Tour

The Ultimate Singapore Layover Private Tour

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Get under Singapore’s skin on this private layover experience. Discover sights travelers on the bulk tours from Changi just won’t see, from a secret tunnel to the man who keeps the temple of the monkey gods. Your exact itinerary is up to you, but your private guide and driver will collect you from the airport, drop you back on time, and leave you with a real love for Singapore.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Singapore City Tour by Night

Singapore City Tour by Night

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See Singapore's most popular sights by moonlight on this 4-hour night tour. Journey to Merlion Park, Bugis night market, the Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay, and Chinatown as you experience what the night has in store for you. From illuminating light shows to tasting durian fruit, there’s something spectacular around every corner. You have the choice of taking a shared trip with others or your own private tour.
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