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Chinatown Shopping

Where to Shop and What to Buy in Chinatown

Chinatown is a prominent landmark that evolved from the time of the first immigrants in the 19th century. Today, it is a vivid and energetic gazetted conservation precinct bounded by these major roads - Eu Tong Sen St, New Bridge Road, and South Bridge Road. Interspersed with modern tall buildings, the appeal of the old era is still preserved in the charming pre-war shophouses, temples, markets, Chinese medicine halls and tea houses.

A month before the Lunar New Year in January or February, Chinatown goes into a decorative frenzy of stunning lights and ornaments – a photographer’s delight. Streets are filled with stalls touting their wares – foodstuffs, clothes, pottery, plants and other household items. Another brilliant burst of colours and lights occurs during the Mid-Autumn Festival held traditionally in September. This is when the streets become festooned with a myriad of lanterns of all shapes and sizes, and locals buy the seasonal mooncakes.

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Chinatown Complex

Chinatown Complex is one of the largest modern shopping spots in Singapore's Chinatown. The complex houses a market, a food centre, and various small shops.

The wet market is known for its fresh food products and the food centre has gained a reputation for its mindboggling array of street food, often at very affordable prices.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to midnight
  • Location: 335 Smith Street, Singapore 050335, Singapore
  • Tel: +65 6372 0478
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