Singapore: Chinatown Walking Tour, Singapore

The Chinese make up a majority of the population in Singapore. Chinatown is, therefore, a district full of valuable historical and architectural monuments. There are Chinese, Hindu and Moslem places of worship in this locality. There are also many wonderful shop-houses that sell exotic items to be found nowhere else. This self-guided tour will take you through the most popular places in Singapore's Chinatown.
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Singapore: Chinatown Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Singapore: Chinatown Walking Tour
Guide Location: Singapore » Singapore (See other walking tours in Singapore)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Author: vickyc
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Smith Street

1) Smith Street

Smith Street is one of the main shopping streets in Chinatown. It is also called food street. There are other shopping streets in Chinatown, but here you can experience Singapore food. You will see exotic food sold on the street, for example, frogs for dinner. There are several teashops and many other Chinese shops set in historical shop-houses. It is the only street in Chinatown with an English...   view more
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Chinatown Heritage Center

2) Chinatown Heritage Center

In Chinatown's Heritage Center, you can learn everything about the Chinese migration to Singapore in the hope of a better life. It is situated among amazing and authentic shop-houses. You will see here artefacts from the golden as well as the dark period of Chinese...   view more
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Jamae Mosque

3) Jamae Mosque

Like the Chinese and the Hindus, Muslims also have their place of worship in Singapore. Jamae Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in the city. It was founded in 1826 and has some other names, one of them being Big Mosque. Its architecture is eclectic but there are strong traces of Indian...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Sri Mariamman Temple

4) Sri Mariamman Temple (must see)

The Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple. It is an agamic temple, built in the Dravidian style. Located at 244 South Bridge Road, in the downtown Chinatown district, the temple serves the majority Hindu Singaporeans, Tamilians, in the city-state.

Due to its architectural and historical significance, the temple has been gazetted a National Monument and is a major tourist attraction. It was founded in 1827 by Naraina Pillai, eight years after the East India Company...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Eu Yan Sang Medical Hall

5) Eu Yan Sang Medical Hall

Eu Yan Sang Medical Hall is for those interested in traditional Chinese medicine. Eu Yan Sang medicine shops exist in just few places - in Singapore, Malaysia, Macau and Hong Kong. Here tourists can discover ancient Chinese methods of treatment and Chinese herbal remedies and teas. It is the most visited Chinese medicine center in...   view more
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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum

6) Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum (must see)

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, situated in Singapore's Chinatown, is a cultural monument cherished by the Chinese people living in Singapore who make up the overwhelming majority of the population of this city-state. The temple looks just as majestic and impressive as the temples of the golden age of Buddhism in China. There is a museum inside the Temple. Also visit the Hundred Dragons Hall, the tea house and the cultural shop. Attend all the salmon ceremonies performed in the temple. The...   view more
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Thian Hock Keng Temple

7) Thian Hock Keng Temple (must see)

To get a glimpse of a culture that is absolutely out of the ordinary, visit the Thian Hock Keng Temple, the oldest and most important Fukien, or Hoklo (Hokkien) temple in Singapore. The main temple is dedicated to Mazu, the Taoist goddess of the sea and protector of all seamen, while a second temple at the back is a Buddhist one dedicated to Kuan Yin, the bodhisattva of mercy.

Constructed in the temple architectural style of southern China, Thian Hock Keng has a grand entrance with a high...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Singapore, Singapore

Create Your Own Walk in Singapore

Create Your Own Walk in Singapore

Creating your own self-guided walk in Singapore is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Art Galleries of Singapore Walking Tour

Art Galleries of Singapore Walking Tour

Singapore Art is a mixture of the art of the Asian nations that compose its population. There are a lot of marine landscapes and island idylls. Just take the self-guided tour that follows in order to explore and discover Southeast Asian art.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Shopping Areas Walking Tour of Singapore

Shopping Areas Walking Tour of Singapore

Singapore being a melting pot of Asian nations, you can pick up stuff from all across Asia here. This self-guided tour will take you through pedestrian shopping plazas, historical shop-houses in Chinatown and local ethnic markets. Enjoy!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Singapore Landmarks Walking Tour

Singapore Landmarks Walking Tour

Singapore is an island, a city and a state. Its population is a melting pot of all Asian people. The Chinese, the Hindu, the Arab, each has his own historical monuments and landmarks that represent his culture. Visiting this city you will be left with the impression of having visited China, India and Arabia. This self-guided tour will lead you through the following cultural monuments as well as some modern sights in Singapore.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Singapore without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Singapore, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Singapore: Colonial District Cultural Walking Tour

Singapore: Colonial District Cultural Walking Tour

Singapore's culture is a combination of Chinese, Hindu, Arab and other cultures. People living in Singapore are immigrants from different parts of the world. This self-guided tour will lead you through the Colonial District also known as the Civic District, where you can see how these different cultures were integrated to make up this city-state's culture.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Singapore: Colonial District National Monuments Walking Tour

Singapore: Colonial District National Monuments Walking Tour

The Colonial District was founded by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles on the east bank of the Singapore River. There are monuments that are recognized all over the world as symbols of Singapore and they evoke the city-state's rich historical past. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most famous national monuments of the Colonial District:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km

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