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Besides the Chinatown Food Street, there are an abundance of other good hawker centres (or food centres) around Singapore’s Chinatown.  The main difference between these “other” hawker centres and the Chinatown Food Street, is that these hawker centres provide a way more authentic local experience, way more variety, and way cheaper price to eat and drink.  Here is a quick overview of the three hawker centres around Chinatown that I recommend to check out.         Read Full Article →

In my previous post, I took you through the Chinatown in Singapore that everyone knows, the one that you will see in the nice postcards, and in all the tourist brochures.  There is however another side of Chinatown, a side that has a way more local charm that most tourists failed to visit.  It is basically on the opposite side of Eu Tong Seng Street, in an area commonly known as the People’s Park Complex.  Read Full Article →

A trip to Singapore’s Chinatown is an unique experience, where past and present meet.  It was once an important enclave for new Chinese immigrants during the colonial times, where it was a centre of trade and commerce within the Chinese community.  However, as Singapore progressed and modernized, much of Chinatown’s old time charm was lost, making way for new shopping malls, and tourist attractions.  That being said, a stroll through its alleyways, there are still pockets that are reminiscent of its marvelous past.  Adding on to Zhu’s post on Singapore’s Chinatown of her first impression of the place, here is a more detailed look around the main market area of Singapore’s Chinatown. Read Full Article →

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