Despite its cutting-edge glamour and innovative quirkiness, Singapore is rich with heritage-imbibed enclaves that serve as colourfully cultural microcosm vying with its ultra-modern trappings. Chinatown, with its expressive structures and firework flavours, is a great place to sample old-world Singapore.
Feast on Tradition
Singapore offers a delightful culinary experience with a diverse array of options to satisfy your taste buds. From savouring the steamy hotpot all-you-can-eats, indulging in signature Michelin-starred Cantonese dishes, to exploring countless dim sum variations at classic local hotspots like Yum Cha, Kok Sen, and Maxwell Food Centre, the city promises a fantastic palette of flavors. Not to be missed are the scrumptious deep-fried rojak, succulent semi-sweet roast duck, and lightly flavored oyster omelette, which can be relished at the budget-friendly Chinatown Food Street. With such a rich and diverse food scene, treating your taste buds to a delightful culinary adventure in Singapore is an experience not to be missed.
Portal to the Past
Exuding vibrant elegance and vivacious artistry with its bright and pastel-toned buildings, from the atmospheric labyrinth of eateries, boutiques, and galleries of Chinatown Street Market to the treasure trove of historic fascinations at the gorgeously designed Baba House Museum and ambient Chinatown Heritage Centre, you don’t have to be a history buff to appreciate the deep-rooted intricacies of this striking neighbourhood.
Soar into the Future
While Singapore’s Chinatown has the makings of an oriental fairytale, you can’t escape the city’s appetite for modern exhilaration even in this rustic hideaway! From strolling through the world’s longest sky garden 50 storeys high to experiencing the adrenaline high of your life at G-Max Reverse Bungy, thrill-seekers will not be disappointed. If you’re questing for a Singapore luxury hotel proffering prime access to its choicest urban fantasies, venture no further than the likes of KeSa House The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood.
More for Heritage Lovers
If you fell head over heels with Chinatown, Singapore has many dreamy vintage quarters to indulge your retro-chic whims, from the picturesque retail and foodie haven of Haji Lane to vibey coffee-infused Jalan Besar.