Chinatown is the place to start for a fascinating peek into
Singapore’s culture and history.
Home to a blend of old and new, traditional medicinal halls, nostalgic wall art, alongside bold new bars and trendy lifestyle shops.
At this thriving neighbourhood is where you will find a Buddhist temple,
a mosque and a Hindu temple sitting on the same street. Chinatown is divided
into four distinct precincts: Kreta Ayer, Telok Ayer, Bukit Pasoh and Tanjong Pagar,
each possessing their own unique charms.
EAT & DRINK
CHINATOWN COMPLEX (5-min walk)
Be treated by a plethora of food samplings while gaining insights behind the foods while at Singapore’s largest hawker centre. Still feeling adventurous and gearing to explore more, head down to the basement, home to the most exotic wet market in Singapore.
LADY WU (6-min walk)
Inspired by the First Empress of the Tang Dynasty, Wu Ze Tian, Lady Wu has earned a reputation for having both great drinks and impressive grub sititng pretty on a modern rooftop located in the heart of Boat Quay.
TAYLOR ADAM (15-min walk)
Do not be deceived by the straight tailor shopfront. Tailored to acheive the look and a feel created to expect an acutal tailor, it is easy to miss it.
ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES
HERITAGE WALL MURALS OF CHINATOWN (6-min walk)
Walk down the streets and byways of Chinatown and step into the world of local artist Yip Yew Chong, through his unique street art and gorgeous murals, each tagged with scenes of life in the early days of Chinatown.
INSTAGRAM-WORTHY PHOTO SPOTS (6-min walk)
Besides being an ethnic enclave for Singapore’s early Chinese settlers, this is also the place filled with hip haunts, cultural treasures and architectural gems.
TEA CHAPTER TRADING (15-min walk)
Have a taste and discover the beauty of traditional Chinese tea appreciation at this quaint Chinese tea house.
ANN SIANG HILL PARK (5-min walk)
Perched at the tallest geographical point of Chinatown, this secret park features a mix of greenery and historical sites along areas like Ann Siang Hill, Club Street, Telok Ayer Street and Amoy Street. A charming area by day, a buzzing enclave by night.
GARDENS BY THE BAY (8-min drive)
One of Singapore’s signature sights, Gardens by the Bay spans a total of 101 hectares of prime land at Marina Bay, the new downtown of Singapore.
24TH STOREY AT CHINATOWN COMPLEX
From its brusque cobblers and hand-painted wall murals, here is where you can get a glimpse of the unfettered view of the sea, the central business district, and possibly our neighbour Malaysia on clear days.
A "Do You Know?" moment. Experience the destination like a local.
BEYOND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
Ready, get set, shop! This iconic retail street is over 2.5km, lined with glitzy malls that house world-famous brands. Time to get your retail therapy.
Recognised as a centre of entertainment that embodies the ideal of utopic recreation., this destination has everything necessary for this purpose: a 3km-long strip of luxurious beaches, fashionable hotels, breathtaking amusement complexes, unique themed parks and historical attractions.
SINGAPORE BOTANIC GARDENS
Designated as Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015, this national park is worth setting aside half a day for. It’s a half-hour car ride away or take the train from Expo station on the Downtown Line (in the direction of Bukit Panjang) and get off at Botanic Gardens station