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10 Interesting Things To Do In Chinatown in Singapore

Singapore comes to the top when one talks about tourism. This country is one of the most visited travel destinations due to the experiences it offers to its visitors. Experiences like amazing hotels, restaurants, and cafes, all of this pampering the tourists. Here we have listed some of the best things to do in Chinatown Singapore.

Chinatown public art
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Chinatown, a famous neighborhood in Singapore and one of the most visited places in Singapore, offers amazing food outlets, tourist attractions, and shopping outlets too, which does not fail to attract tourists here and giving them the opportunity to experience one of the most lively places in the country.  It is a great place for a holiday and one need not even wait for a particular time to visit, as it is a year-round destination. Have a look at some of the best things to do in Chinatown Singapore.

10 Best Things To Do In Chinatown

1. Chinatown Street Market

If you like to experiment with food and are a food enthusiast, then taste the local dishes of  Chinatown’s Street Market. The best places to enjoy local dishes and taste the best of Singapore then Hawker center is the place to stop by. It is much visited by locals and tourists too. To experience Singaporean delicacies, then Chinatown’s Street Market is a great place. Eating at different hawker centers, restaurants and food stalls are the top and best things to do in Chinatown Singapore. 
Location: Trengganu St, Singapore 050005
Timings: 9.30 am – 8 pm

2. Drama Box

Hit this amazing place Drama Box in Chinatown Singapore for a theatrical treat and is a great place for one who enjoys theater and drama, showcasing works raising social awareness and civic responsibility. Chinatown’s Crossings portraying a peak in the streets of Chinatown is one of their famous running plays.
Location: 14A-C, Trengganu Street, Singapore
Timings: 10 AM – 6 PM
Cost: INR 3600 for the show

3. Chinatown Heritage Center 

Chinatown Singapore history revolves around 1819, you can learn about struggles and journeys at Chinatown Heritage Center. The assets inside the museum portrays the lifestyle of the early settlers.
Location: 48 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059207
Timings: 9 AM – 8 PM

4. Thian Hock Keng Temple

Another thing to do in Chinatown is to explore the various temples. Chinatown, a vibrant neighborhood in Singapore has quite a lot of places for tourists to visit. One of the places to visit in Chinatown is Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of the oldest temples of the Chinese in Singapore and the structure is a marvel in itself. you can also explore the architecture and carvings on the walls and roofs of this temple.
Location: 158 Telok Ayer Street, Outram, Singapore
Timings: 7.30 am – 5.30 pm

Chinatown, Singapore
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5. Baba House

Baba House, a traditional Peranakan house in the past but turned into a museum at present is a magnificent attraction to stop by. The Peranakans are a sub-ethnic group of early Chinese settlers in the Malay Peninsula, Their houses were built in a particular design, Baba House portrays the same level of high standard designs, it is a terrace-building which was the former residence of Wee Bin, a shipping tycoon from China. This museum preserves the architectural heritage of Peranakan history.
Location: 157 Neil Road, Singapore 088883
Timings: 10 am – 6 pm (Closed on Sun & Mon)

6. Pinnacle Duxton

Pinnacle Duxton is a residential building that has 50-stores and is one of the most striking structures in Singapore. A major highlight of Pinnacle Duxton is the two sky gardens, stretching across 500 meters; these are the longest sky gardens in the world, located on the 26th and 50th floors. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the city from this sky-scraper.
Location: 1G Cantonment Rd, Singapore 085301
Timings: 9 am – 9 pm (For 50th floor Sky-bridge only)

7. Singapore City Gallery 

One of the best things to do in Chinatown is visiting Singapore City Gallery, a 3-store gallery featuring detailed model replicas of Singapore’s Central Region, showing the transformation of the city over the years. The exhibits here are interactive and it is an exciting experience.
Location: 45 Maxwell Road, Singapore
Timings: 9 am – 5 pm (Closed on Sundays)

8. Club Street 

One of the best hangout places to experience nightlife in Singapore is Club Street. Club Street is a street in Chinatown which is lined with a number of bars and restaurants, It’s trendy wine bars attract and pull the crowd towards the bar, with varieties of drinks. One of the best things to do in Chinatown Singapore is Bar hopping, exploring various wine flavors, and the food. 
Location: Club Street, Chinatown, Singapore
Timings: NA

Den Haag-Chinatown
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9. G-Max Reverse Bungy 

One of the best places for indulging in fun and adventure in Singapore is the G-Max Reverse Bungy. Feel the adrenaline rush while you take this extremely thrilling ride involving a 3- seater carriage attached to two tall towers by elastic ropes on either side.
Location: 3E River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024
Timings: 4.30 pm – 11.30 pm

10. Hong Lim Park

Dunman’s Green, also known as Hong Lim Park, is a heritage park near Chinatown. This is an interesting place in Singapore and is often celebrated as the only venue in the country that allows public protests. Come here on a weekend to witness various debates or simply relax in the park.
Location: New Bridge Rd, Singapore 059299
Timings: Open 24 hours

Chinatown Singapore
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Are you still not convinced about Chinatown? Well, it is definitely one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Singapore and is surely on every traveler’s itinerary. When one says that a trip to Singapore isn’t complete without visiting Chinatown, they are absolutely correct, make a note of these exciting things to do in Chinatown Singapore, exploring the ancient Chinese and Hindu temples, local delicacies at the Hawkers Center, shopping for souvenirs, and sipping on coffee at one of the cafes in Chinatown. So, plan your holiday and book a trip to Singapore soon with Pickyourtrail and have a smooth hassle-free trip.

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