Providing unique cultural insights and culinary adventures too, Chinatown in Singapore offers much to experience for travellers exploring this part of the city; here are some of the highlights.
Chinatown Street Market
A great way to soak up the atmosphere is to explore the Chinatown Street Market set amidst lively streets home to colonial-style shophouses. Within a 10-minute drive from Park Hotel Clarke Quay, this market is a great place to buy souvenirs (remember to bargain!) and sample yummy street food too.
Visiting Local Temples
Amongst the keys attractions in Chinatown are the various temples you will find here. Easy to reach for those staying at Clarke Quay hotels Singapore has to offer, these sacred sites each have something different to offer; they include the Thian Hock Keng Temple (Chinese), Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum (Buddhist) and the Sri Mariamman Temple (Hindu).
Fantastic Foodie Tours
Foodies will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining in Singapore and this part of the city with its hawker centres is a definite hotspot! The Chinatown Food Street, Chinatown Complex and Maxwell Food Centre provide a wide range of dishes to choose from be it satay, char kway teow, dim sum, nasi goreng or Indian curries.
Chinatown Heritage Centre
Those interested in the history and culture of this locale can visit the Chinatown Heritage Centre; featuring several galleries and even hosting storytelling sessions, this site is an ideal place to learn about the original residents and early beginnings of Chinatown.