Chinatown, Singapore


Chinatown in Singapore is a famous locality in the city that is a store house of the distinct features of Chinese culture, art and heritage. The place has more than 75% of the Chinese population in the country and hold remarkable significance the Chinese in Singapore.

This famous locality in Singapore is also known as Niu Che Shui in Chinese and Kreta Ayer in Malay. These two names mean "bullock cart water" that refers to the carts that used to haul in drinking water

The place is full of big and small shops selling traditional and ancient Chinese sculptures. Chinatown is very easy to reach. Chinatown is very close to Outram Park, another famous place in Singapore. The place is also connected with MRT.

Various famous places to visit in Chinatown include the following;

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple:
Located at 288 South Bridge Rd, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is open for visitors from 9.00 am in the morning to 6.300 pm in the evening. the temple has a a 27-foot statue of Maitreya Buddha that is the main attraction in the temple.

Chinatown heritage Centre:

Located at 48 Pagoda Street, Chinatown heritage Centre is a fantastic museum that depicts a story about how Chinatown came in t o being.

Open from 9.00 am in the morning to 8.00 pm at night, the place is easily reached by Chinatown MRT.

Red Dot Design Museum:
Red Dot Design Museum is the former traffic police head quarter, converted in to a design center painted fire house dedicated to contemporary design. Located at 28 Maxwell Road, Red Dot Design Museum is open from Fri-Tue 11.00 AM to 6.00 PM on Friday through Tuesday.

Various famous places to visit in Chinatown include the following;

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple:
Located at 288 South Bridge Rd, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is open for visitors from 9.00 am in the morning to 6.300 pm in the evening. the temple has a a 27-foot statue of Maitreya Buddha that is the main attraction in the temple.

Chinatown heritage Centre:
Located at 48 Pagoda Street, Chinatown heritage Centre is a fantastic museum that depicts a story about how Chinatown came in t o being.

Open from 9.00 am in the morning to 8.00 pm at night, the place is easily reached by Chinatown MRT.

Red Dot Design Museum:
Red Dot Design Museum is the former traffic police head quarter, converted in to a design center painted fire house dedicated to contemporary design. Located at 28 Maxwell Road, Red Dot Design Museum is open from Fri-Tue 11.00 AM to 6.00 PM on Friday through Tuesday.

Sri Mariamman Temple :
Sri Mariamman Temple is located at 244 South Bridge Rd. The temple is the oldest and the most important Hindu temple in Singapore and is a beautiful tourist location in itself.

There are a lot of good shopping centers and malls in Chinatown; namely People's Park Complex, Chinatown Point, OG People's Park, Pearl’s Centre and The Majestic. Chinatown is the best location in Singapore to have the taste of authentic and original Chinese food and cuisines. There are also a number of restaurants and small and big hotel in Chinatown, which are famous fro serving various mouth watering delicacies. Focus Singapore extensively covers different attractions and various things-to-do in Chinatown while you are in Singapore.


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