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Chinatown Singapore

A place that has gathered a name and presence of its own, over some years in the South East Asian regions is Singapore – Chinatown. It is located in Singapore, and is known popularly as the traditional Chinese city which still has retained its old world charm and lifestyle.

Chinatown region is also known as “Kreta” in Malay and “Niu Che Shui” in Chinese. Coincidentally, both the terms mean “bullock cart water”. Hence, the languages which are prevalent in city are mostly Malay and Chinese. Other dialects too are spoken within the various communities existing there.

Chinatown Streets

The two streets that are much talked about in Singapore- Chinatown are Smith Street and Pagoda Street. This is where most tourists visit to have a glimpse of the daily lives of the people residing there. The street also leads towards Central Business Districts.

Club Street, is yet another well known region. You can locate the yuppie crowd here, with excellent restaurants and eateries located nearby. These food joints are sometimes steeply priced. Else most often than not, you can get a sumptuous platter in the eateries at an affordable range.

Chinatown Tourists Attractions

Singapore –Chinatown is globally known for its tourist’s attractions in terms of temples, shopping plazas, museums, national galleries and other monumental splendors. These sites are well preserved by the Singapore government and carry valuable historical relics and objects. Some of the places that you can visit on your trip are given below:-

  • Buddha Tooth Relic Temple located at South Bridge Road
  • Jamae Mosque located at South Bridge Road.
  • Chinatown Heritage Centre located at Pagoda Street.
  • Red Dot Design Museum located at Maxwell Road.
  • Pinnacle, in Duxton Skybridge located at Cantonment Road
  • Thian Hock Keng Temple located at Telok Ayer Street
  • Sri Mariamman Temple located at South Bridge Road

    Transportation

    Modes of transportation in Chinatown are well established and well connected. Chinatown MRT Station is a mass rapid transit which is stationed in middle of the Pagoda Street. It serves public bus routes.
    Apart from this for your daily travel you can avail public cars, buses, trams. You can also use your personal vehicle or use the city’s car hire rental services.

    Singapore- Chinatown Hotel & Resorts

    The Chinatown Hotel located at Singapore-Chinatown is one of the prominent names in the hotel industry. Located at Teck Lim Road, the hotel offers its tourists best deals in dining, accommodation, clubbing, lounge and other activities. The hotel is known for its hospitality and customized services that it offers to customers who come from different parts of the world.

    Some of the eminent hotels and resorts that you can chance upon, before fixing where to put up are:-
  • Holiday Inn Atrium Hotel
  • Furama City Centre Hotel
  • Amara Singapore Hotel
  • Swisshotel Merchant Court Hotel

    Singapore- Chinatown Airport

    The Changi International Airport is the main flight junction that serves Singapore-Chinatown. Everyday thousands of passengers fly in and out of the city. The airport also has some lavish shopping malls where you can find some of the best brands.

    Changi Resorts

    On your trip to Singapore- Chinatown, you can also take a look at the various resorts before you put up there. The resorts are well maintained with furnished interiors and also in close proximity to the airport. They offer quality services in dining, lounge, beach activities, city travel and the like. Some of the well known Changi resorts near the airports are:-
  • Goldkist Beach Resort
  • Golden Orientus Resort
  • Orchid County Club