Although duplicates can be found around the world, the Chinatown in Singapore attracts visitors with its unique history, impressive size, and a myriad of tasty and colourful attractions. Evidence of this city was first recorded in the 14th century, making this Chinatown not only the world’s largest, but the oldest. Lovely elements of Baroque and Victorian architecture contrast with modern elements to create a visual potpourri.
- Stroll down Pagoda Street to the south bridge road end and marvel at the beautiful Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple that gave the street its name.
- Wait until after dark to explore the famous Singapore Chinatown Night Market on Trengganu Street, which features a wide variety of shops, entertainment and some of the world’s most delicious street food. During Chinese New Year this market is extremely popular with hungry revellers.
- Look up to take in the view of the three-storey shop houses found along Chinatown’s Teo Hong Road, a great example of historic buildings in Singapore.
Chinatown integrates seamlessly into Singapore’s very efficient public transportation system and can be reached easily in a number of ways. The MRT passes through Chinatown, so visitors who get off the train at Pagoda Street Station will be thrust into the heart of the neighbourhood. There are also several city buses that stop in the area. Since many of this neighbourhood’s streets are closed to traffic, once you arrive you will be able to enjoy the unique sights, smells and tastes on foot without having to watch out for rickshaws or cars.
19 hotels in Chinatown
Amara Hotel Singapore provides elegantly furnished accommodations conveniently set in the financial and business district, near the conservation sites of historic Chinatown. During free time,... More
Discerning travellers looking to stay in modern units in the heart of Singapore CBD find ideal base at PARKROYAL on Pickering. This luxury hotel offers Singapore River, Marina Bay and Raffles City... More
Hotel Re Pearls Hill Singapore offers travellers chic and contemporary retro-style accommodations housed in a remodelled primary school building in the heart of vibrant Singapore. Tourists attend... More
Porcelain Hotel Singapore by JL Asia provides quality accommodations and a convenient location perfect for travellers seeking to discover the city. The hotel is close to various places of worship... More
Amoy By Far East Hospitality Singapore is a posh retreat that features stylish spaces and convenient services set in the heart of the city. This chic Singapore hotel places visitors within easy... More
Dorsett Singapore welcomes corporate and leisure travellers to stylish accommodations set close to transport options and top tourist spots in this bustling area in Singapore. Vacationers in Lion... More
Nostalgia Hotel Singapore invites corporate and leisure travellers to value-for-money accommodations ideally set in a historic and bustling estate in Singapore. The affordable hotel places guests... More
Elegant and sophisticated, Naumi Liora Hotel Singapore makes for an ideal urban oasis for discerning travellers visiting cosmopolitan Singapore. Tourists at this deluxe hotel find stylish... More
Offering comfortable accommodation and quality services, Wangz Hotel Singapore is the perfect base to reside in Singapore for business or pleasure. National Museum, Tiger Balm Gardens, Night... More